Top 16 Gremlins Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Gremlins facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Gremlins film message.

Gremlins (1984) and Back to the Future (1985) were shot on the same set.
Gremlins (1984) and Back to the Future (1985) were shot on the same set.

During the Invention Convention, a time machine is visible in the background. Later on the machine is gone, implying it successfully time traveled

Gremlins Trivia

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  1. Mr. Jones, who complimented Billy's cartoon, was Chuck Jones who was an animator and later director of the animation division for Warner Bros., He created Wile E coyote, Marvin the Martian and a few others.

  2. The scene were the movie film melts (and ending with Hulk Hogan) is replaced on the DVD with... well, this.

Gremlins Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Shows off a time machine right before the kitchen scene

  • The damaged car in Chinatown is a model called Gremlin by a manufacturer called AMC

  • 1 - I always recognised Robby the Robot in the scene where Randy calls home, but after 30+ years I've only just realised that he's speaking actual lines from The Forbidden Planet.
    I always recognised Robby the Robot in the scene where Randy calls home, but after 30+ years I've only just realised that he's speaking actual lines from The Forbidden Planet.
  • 1 - As the mimes jump out of the police transport, one of them flips the bird to the camera.
    As the mimes jump out of the police transport, one of them flips the bird to the camera.
  • One of the Gremlins during the "party" scene is dressed like Jennifer Beals from "Flashdance". This was because Michael Sembello (who wrote and performed "Gremlins...Mega Madness" for the soundtrack) also wrote/performed the hit "Maniac" for Flashdance.

Gremlins Hidden Details

1 - Towards the end of the movie, (When the dad and dog are driving back and the dog jumps out of the window to go to Billy)you can hear the DJ on the radio say that the Marines where at the radio station and if any of the Gremlins show up again they were ready for them with firehoses
Towards the end of the movie, (When the dad and dog are driving back and the dog jumps out of the window to go to Billy)you can hear the DJ on the radio say that the Marines where at the radio station and if any of the Gremlins show up again they were ready for them with firehoses
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The movies on the marquee were the original working titles for ET and Close Encounters - both Spielberg films. They did it to put Spielberg in a good mood when he reviewed the dailies that day.

1 - A photo of character actor Edward Arnold is used for Mrs Deagle's deceased husband. He was well known for his role as a corrupt businessman who made a fortune in corrupt stock trades. At the end of the film, a news report mentions corrupt stock trades as the source of Deagle's fortune.
A photo of character actor Edward Arnold is used for Mrs Deagle's deceased husband. He was well known for his role as a corrupt businessman who made a fortune in corrupt stock trades. At the end of the film, a news report mentions corrupt stock trades as the source of Deagle's fortune.
1 - " Judge Reinhold's character creepily hits on Phoebe Cates character. Phoebe Cates character is the girl that accidentally walks in on Judge Reinhold "using the bathroom" in Fast Times at Ridgemont High" pool scene.
" Judge Reinhold's character creepily hits on Phoebe Cates character. Phoebe Cates character is the girl that accidentally walks in on Judge Reinhold "using the bathroom" in Fast Times at Ridgemont High" pool scene.
1 - You see two films playing at the movie theater: "A Boy's Life" and "Watch the Skies." The original title for "E.T." and the original title for a proposed sequel to "Close Encounters" respectively. Two films directed by exec. producer Steven Spielberg.
You see two films playing at the movie theater: "A Boy's Life" and "Watch the Skies." The original title for "E.T." and the original title for a proposed sequel to "Close Encounters" respectively. Two films directed by exec. producer Steven Spielberg.
Gremlins poster
Gremlins poster

Gremlins Plot

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Gremlins. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Director Joe Dante
Stars Hoyt Axton, John Louie, Keye Luke, Don Steele
IMDB score 7.3