It was a golden age of the 80’s when Gremlins ran amok in your kitchen, Critters span around outside in the barn and if you lifted a toilet seat, a Ghoulie may have had his head popping out!
In 1984, writer/director Luca Bercovici and his co-writer Jefery Levy brought The Ghoulies to horror fans, a cheap looking horror flick that immediately grew a fanbase and it spawned three sequels before ending for good in 1994.
Now the duo are hoping SONY will let them re-boot the franchise and bring the little creatures to a whole new generation. This is what Bercovici had to say:
“An entire generation of kids grew up with “Ghoulies”, and were by turns frightened, horrified, disgusted, and laughing out loud hysterically. “Ghoulies” reach was – and is – legendary. Kids afraid to use the toilet for fear of the slimy green creature that may lurk below. “They Get You in the End”. That tagline has resonated through the decades; legions of people of a certain age will recognize it immediately, mostly likely with a smile, for “Ghoulies” is forever imbedded in that generation’s childhood, remembered almost fondly; that first time when they saw in the theater, or on the shelves at Blockbuster. “Mom, can we get “Ghoulies?”, was the bête noir of every mother in the 80’s.
Although there were very dark themes at play in “Ghoulies”, a deadly archetypal struggle between father and son, and the allure of following your father’s footsteps into the “dark side”, the Ghoulies themselves were fun, accessible, largely without guile, unabashedly they were what they were; primal little creatures, not inherently evil, but absorbed the characteristics of their “master”. The Ghoulies were like children; disgusting, green, and slimy, but weirdly cute, children with their own warped sense of humor. Part of the fun of the movie was waiting to see what kind of ridiculously grotesque shenanigans they would get into next.
“Ghoulies” transcended its original generation and was embrace by the following generation who loved the weirdly strange and goofy world of the Ghoulies. The cult of “Ghoulies” has grown legion of the decades; this legion of old fans and a whole generation of new fans crave for a new “Ghoulies” for the new millennium”
They want fans to spread the word all over Social Media and hopefully someone in SONY will pick up the feedback, because lets be honest, how exciting would it be to have a new Ghoulies film on the horizon?