Released during the summer but set at Christmas, Joe Dante‘s Gremlins was a massive hit when it came out back in 1984. Despite having a dark tone — i.e. the microwave scene, the attack on Mr. Futterman, Kate’s speech…Read more →
What’s Your Favorite “Christmas-Adjacent” Movie?
We recently asked MovieFanFare readers if they thought that Die Hard was a Christmas movie. As of this writing, a whopping 57% of you did. For this is a film that is considered “Christmas-adjacent” — set during the holidays, but…Read more →
Which Joe Dante Film Is Your Favorite?
He’s given us iconic films like Gremlins, Innerspace, The ‘Burbs and Small Soldiers (to name but a few), and he’s one of the hosts of the amazing The Movies That Made Me podcast, so for this week’s poll we want…Read more →
Open Thread: Tell Us About Your Favorite Horror Comedy!
For this latest Halloween post, we are going to mix things up a bit by throwing some laughs in with the shocks to ask you what your favorite horror-comedy is. Perhaps the greatest example of the genre is Mel Brooks‘…Read more →
Great Movie Scenes: The Gremlins Go Christmas Caroling
Sure, Gizmo, the furry little creature young Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) gets for Christmas, is cute and cuddly…until he gets wet and multiplies. And when the offspring eat after midnight, they’re transformed into vicious reptilian monsters that terrorize the citizens…Read more →
Holiday Movies: A Terrific Tradition
Traditions feel especially important during this time of year. The act of getting together with family and friends to celebrate the season by engaging in personal rituals that have been passed down from one generation to the next is both…Read more →
Poll: What’s Your Favorite Dick Miller Performance?
Known for an unparalleled sense of comedic timing and for playing gruff-yet-lovable characters, Dick Miller had a career in Hollywood than spanned over 50 years. The legendary character actor — whose film and television work included roles in projects as…Read more →
Originally hitting theaters in the summer of 1984, Joe Dante‘s dark comedy Gremlins is part It’s a Wonderful Life/part 1950s B-movie. Set against the holiday season, it isn’t a holiday movie per se, but it sure does get an upsurge…Read more →
Poll: What’s Your Favorite Scary Christmas Movie?
It’s the most wonderful time of year…to be scared? While at this time of year people traditionally watch movies that are full of stories about love and gift-giving, there is one particular cinematic subgenre that aims to deck your halls…Read more →
Sunday Funday: Don’t Feed These “Gremlins” Toys After Midnight!
As we mentioned earlier today, all this month MovieFanFare will be featuring special horror-related content along with our regular posts. This is true also with our Sunday Funday posts, as we want to share with you cool collectibles from your…Read more →