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Critters 2

Released 1988
Distributor New Line Cinema

Mick Garris’ slapstick sci-fi opus is the second in a quartet of Critters movies that popped up in the wake of the success of Gremlins. In this installment the citizens of the unassuming town of Grover’s Bend, Kansas suffer yet another infestation of the preposterously toothy aliens and band together to snuff them out. Screenwriter David Twohy went on to pen 1993’s The Fugitive.

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About Mick Garris

Mick Garris produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link! Mick’s recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing

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