Films: Critters (1986), Critters 2: The Main Course (1988), Critters 3 (1991), Critters 4 (1992)
Location: Eldritch location/Haunted home/Civilized area
Height/Weight: That of average hedgehogs.
Summary: They're basically Gremlins from space. The only thing is that the Gremlins we knew just wanted to have fun. They weren't exactly keen on turning entire worlds into all-you-can-eat buffets...
History: An invasive and devious species, the Crites managed to hijack a space ship as they were being transported to a galactic prison. They picked Earth to hide as two alien bounty hunters were sent to track them down. But in that amount of time, the little beasts began to assault human settlements, eating all in their path and causing chaos and fear wherever they went.
Notable Kills: The grand Crite ball's major kill strips a guy to the bone and leaves him as little more than a twitching red skeleton.
Final Fate: The Crites have been blown up again and again usually by humans or the same bounty hunters. But their eggs always find a way to survive. At least until the 4th venture, when their species was taken out along with a spaceship in the cosmos.
Powers/Abilities: Crites are deceptively smart with their own language and a handiness with tech. They grow in size with each meal, have poisonous quills that they can shoot like darts, and they can even combine into a ball of gnashing teeth and jaws.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-These Tribbles from Hell are the last thing you want running around your property. More times than often, they will put their heads together to bite chunks out of you and leave the whole place a bloody warzone. Even their dark sense of humor comes at your expense.
Trivia: -The third film was the first film debut of actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Maybe there's a reason he really wanted that Oscar for a while...
-There were plans for a web series to reboot the franchise, but that has not happened, and it really shouldn't.