An elderly man buys a strange and unusual furry creature for his son. All the boy has to do is follow three simple rules: keep it away from bright light, don't get it wet, and, most important, no matter how much it begs, don't feed it after midnight. When the boy makes a few errors the creature accidently spawns a horde of nasty and unfriendly offspring who wreak havoc and enjoy doing it.
Randall Peltzer: Well, that's the story. So if your air conditioner goes on the fritz. Or your washing machine blows up. Or your video recorder conks out; before you call the repairman, turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds. Cause you never can tell. There just might be a gremlin in your house.
Trivia: At the beginning of the film, when Billy is late for work, you see two films playing at the movie theater: "A Boy's Life" and "Watch the Skies." The former was the original title for "E.T." and the latter was the original title for a proposed sequel to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Two films directed by executive producer Steven Spielberg. (00:08:30)
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