Ghoulies (1985) Bluray review. Distributed by 101 Films UK only. Directed by Luca Bercovici . Certificate 15, running time 77 minutes.
Ghoulies the 1985 classic, and in my opinion to cash in on the recent Gremlins, creature features were the new norm, after 5 years of slasher movies, followed by numerous sequels, and other copycat movies such as Critters, and Basket Case. With in my opinion Ghoulies 2 was actually better as a sequel and a stand alone film than the first film, that gives barely any screen time to the infamous Ghoulies. A film more about Devil Worship, than little demonic creatures, a film so set in the eighties, you have the mullets, the sunglasses, the big hair, you have the stereotypical characters, the two stoner dudes, the jock, the nerd, the sleazy lady. We have Killer Clowns, Dwarfs, A Zombie Devil Worshiper, and the little Ghoulies themselves, that are barely seen in the first movie. With absolutely nothing happening in the first 45 minutes, with it only being a 77 minute film, is not a good sign, but eighties movies did have a habit of dragging out character development in films, rather than getting straight to the action, and I believe as a decade we were more patient then, but expect more gore, and more jumps, early on in modern films.