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Jul 18, 2014

Subject: Gremlins (1984)

Observers: John PavlichJimmy Brown

Record Date: July 16, 2014, 02:44 PM

Plot Summary: A boy receives an exotic pet as a Christmas present which when exposed to water, produces a litter of duplicates that eventually grow into destructive monsters.

Note: Celebrating the film's 30th anniversary, Jimmy returns to discuss this beloved, creature classic. We talk about practical effects and puppeteering, the film's broken internal logic, the science of mixing Horror and Comedy, the works of Joe Dante and school on Christmas Eve. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the film on your DVD, and please support the podcast by clicking on the "Donate" button at the top of the homepage.

Supplemental Material: Read Empire Online's 10 Maddest Excerpts from the Gremlins Novelization.

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