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Critters is a 1986 American science fiction comedy horror film starring Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy "Green" Bush and Scott Grimes. It was the directorial debut of Stephen Herek who co-wrote it alongside Domonic Muir (story) and Don Keith Opper (additional scenes), with creature effects by The Chiodo Brothers.
It is the first film of four in the Critters series, followed by Critters 2: The Main Course. Although widely believed to have been inspired by the success of Joe Dante's 1984 film Gremlins, Herek has refuted this in interviews, pointing out that the script was written by Muir long before Gremlins went into production and subsequently underwent rewrites to reduce the apparent similarities between the two films.
- Dee Wallace as Helen Brown
- M. Emmet Walsh as Harv
- Billy "Green" Bush as Jay Brown
- Scott Grimes as Brad Brown
- Nadine van der Velde as April Brown
- Don Keith Opper as Charlie McFadden
- Billy Zane as Steve Elliot
- Ethan Phillips as Jeff Barnes
- Terrence Mann as Ug/Johnny Steele
- Jeremy Lawrence as Reverend Miller/Preacher
- Lin Shaye as Sally
- Corey Burton as the voice of the Crites/Critters
- Adele Malis-Morey as Woman #1
- Patrick McAreavy as Dr. Critter
The film was released theatrically in the United States by New Line Cinema in April 1986. It turned out to be a modest hit for the company, grossing $13,167,232 at the box office.
The film was released on VHS and LaserDisc by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video the same year. In September 1997, New Line Home Video re-released the film on VHS.
In 2003, New Line Home Entertainment released the film on DVD. The film was re-released in a set containing all four Critters films on DVD by Warner Bros. in 2010.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, 53% of reviewers gave the film a positive review.
Marylynn Uricchio, film critic for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described the film as an enjoyable, if unoriginal, low budget monster movie. Uricchio wrote, "Critters isn't a memorable or even very slick movie, but it is good fun. What it lacks in substance it makes up for with a perverse kind of charm".
Roger Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film a positive review, rating it three stars out of four.
Caryn James, film critic for The New York Times complained that the movie lacked humor and suspense, writing, "Critters just doesn't make the audience laugh or jump often enough".
Scott Grimes is now a regular on THE ORVILLE, playing Lieutenant Gordon Malloy, the helmsman of the Orville
That's cool!!! Honestly, I don't know when I'll get around to watching it again, but Critters is going to be on my re-watch list. I can say that right now.Critters Alternate Ending
This is the Alternate Ending to the first Critters Film that can be found on the DVD as an easter egg.
That's impressive! I knew about the first two sequels, but not about part 4 though! Thanks for the heads up!Those threads for the three sequels....
CRITTERS 2: THE MAIN COURSE