"When the Gremlins are away..."

Films: Ghoulies (1984), Ghoulies 2 (1988), Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College (1991)

Alias: Fish Ghoulie, Cat Ghoulie, Bat Ghoulie, Toad Ghoulie, Rat Ghoulie, Ghoulie Eater

Type: Mystical

Location: Haunted home/Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of average human toddlers (the Eater is twice that).

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Yes, because the Gremlins were so popular, of course they were going to have their pretenders. We'll say this much. These guys came in a sort of variety pack.

History: The Ghoulies are a bunch of mischievous, murderous beasts that exist for one purpose. Mainly, punish the living, and indulge in depravity. If you ever summon the Ghoulies, the next murder spree is on you.

Notable Kills: The Fish Ghoulie manages to sabotage a spinning carnival ride so that the cart goes flying into an explosion, as well as...well, getting someone in the end. The Toad Ghoulie runs a person over with a bumper car. The Ghoulie Eater manages to kill the Rat Ghoulie with a toy hammer.

Final Fate: Although it seemed like the Ghoulies were eaten and killed by the Ghoulie Eater (which was then tricked into eating a stuffed animal filled with explosive molotovs), some resurfaced after being summoned at a college, where they were soon temporarily banished again after causing trouble.

Powers/Abilities: None, though they inexplicably gain the ability of speech in the third film.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Although a bit shoddy on the prop side of things, these little sh*ts are rather vicious-looking, and have one Hell of a taste for cruelly killing people. That said, their fright sort of diminished as time went on, particularly in the budget...

Trivia: -We must reinstate that there is no fourth Ghoulies film. There just...isn't.

-This film WOULD'VE been released before "Gremlins", but financial problems got in the way, and the film was beaten to the scene by Spielberg's success.

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Hard to believe this came out the same time as Gremlins.

Because of course.

Remember. Bad as this is, the fourth movie NEVER HAPPENED! NEVERNEVERNEVERNEVER...
Remember. This was part of a wild teen party.

I'll get the stick of dynamite.

I wouldn't be surprised if they smoked pot in this, with no context, that is.
"I have the power...of blatant rip-offs or something!"

"Nobody move! Give me all your catnip!"

Family friendly? This film? Oh, you kid yourself.

The same jackass that started this hoot. You were, by default, responcible for Ghoulies 4.

"Stop! I'm the cute one! You can't do...oh, actually, I'm pretty ugly. I'm screwed."

Okay. I'd like context, please.