Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday's Ways Not To Die: The Early Xmas Edition!

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Gremlins (1984)

Poor Mrs. Deagle. First that nasty dog breaks her glass snowman, and now this. This is most certainly not the heralded Christmas Spirit visited upon her. I suppose that's what one gets when one's the token Scrooge character in a surprisingly nasty - and, alongside Temple of Doom, PG-13 rating inspiring - film. Which, of course, makes it one of the better Christmas classics. Nothing spells the true meaning of Christmas like monsters exploding in microwaves, after all.

Happy Holidays, everybody!

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3 comments:

Joe R. said...

YAY! Great Christmas-themed entry! This movie needs to be on cable, like, right now so I can watch it.

zooplah said...

Yeah, it's better than most Christmas-themed movies, but the sequel was a definite improvement.

JA said...

I'm with ya, zooplah - I adore Gremlins 2 - but there aren't any deaths in it that I can think of, are there? It's much more cartoony than the first. There's plenty of Gremlin-death that I remember, but no humans, I mean. So that's why the first film beat the 2nd here. But the 2nd kicks my ass, in the best of ways. Love it.