Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Munchies (1987)

How bad is it? Minor knock-off of Gremlins with problems defining its audience.
Should you see it? Not really.

Roger Corman produced this late knock-off of "Gremlins," coming after Critters, Ghoulies and Hobgoblins (some of which I reviewed earlier) and starring Harvey Korman. A paleontologist wishing to prove that aliens visited Earth actually finds one in an Incan (looks more Mayan) temple. If it gets cut up, it becomes more aliens. The one variation in this from others of its type is that the aliens seem to become bad in imitation of those around them; unfortunately, that means the film is full of schmucks. The munchies are not only mischievous and violent, but spend a lot of time looking up skirts - in fact, that's pictured on the DVD box. The two in-name-only sequels I've already reviewed.

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