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Gremlins 2

Released 1990
Distributor Warner Bros.

TFH Guru Joe Dante’s off the wall sequel to his 1984 smash (which he often refers to as “a medley of my hit”) moves its Looney Tunes action from the small backlot town of the original to The Big Apple, where the titular monsters overrun a futuristic (for 1990) office building and end their occupation with a spirited rendition of “New York New York”. Heavily influenced by Olsen & Johnson’s Hellzapoppin, it was released a full six years after Gremlins and proved less potent at the box office but popular enough to engender a spirited fanbase. Warners nixed Dante’s preferred title, Gremlins 2 People 0.

About Max Landis

Max Landis is a screenwriter, and now a director and a producer too, which is neat. He wrote Chronicle and that was pretty cool, and it looks like other stuff he wrote will be movies also, which he describes as “exciting.” Max loves movies and comics and arbitrary weirdness that doesn’t namedrop itself or try too hard to be cool.