Gremlins parents guide


Obey the rules or suffer the consequences.

Overall C

When Billy Peltzer (Zac Galligan) neglects the care instructions for his new fluffy pet Gizmo, the cute creature morphs into a million little monsters capable of murder and mayhem.

Release date June 8, 1984

Violence D+
Sexual Content B
Profanity B-
Substance Use C+

Why is Gremlins rated PG? The MPAA rated Gremlins PG

Run Time: 106 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Gremlins rated PG? Gremlins is rated PG by the MPAA

Violence: Gremlins terrorize the town causing car accidents, stabbing a man with a needle, destroying homes and property with a bulldozer, chasing characters with a chainsaw and killing a woman by catapulting her out of a second storey window. Gremlins are killed in a blender, a microwave, and an explosion at a movie theater. One is decapitated with a sword. Another has its skin eaten away, exposing its skeleton, before it melts into the ground. The film contains numerous jump scenes. An animal’s beating heart is shown in a science film. A character talks about a man that was found decaying in a house chimney.

Sexual Content: Some mild sexual innuendo is included. A gremlin appears to flash a woman.

Language: The script contains infrequent mild and moderate profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Several characters smoke or drink. Some characters are depicted as drunk.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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News About "Gremlins"

Cast and Crew

Gremlins is directed by Joe Dante and stars Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Gremlins movie is December 9, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Gremlins - 30th Anniversary Diamond Deluxe Edition
Release Date: 9 December 2014
Gremlins releases in to home video (Blu-ray) in a 30th Anniversary Diamond Deluxe Edition. Bonus extras include:
- From Gizmo to Gremlins: Creating the Creatures
- Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous: Making Gremlins
- Motion Comic of the 1984 Book "Gremlins: The Gift of the Mogwai"
- Motion Comic of the 1984 Book "The Last Gremlin"
- Hangin' With Hoyt on the Set of Gremlins

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