A comedy classic!
A horror classic!
An '80s classic!
So, at the heart of this movie, it's a satire of consumer culture. It's not intended to be horrifying or serious, infact it's constantly winking at the audience and playing sly jokes .They pull off that gig great. It's not too serious but it's fun to watch and sometimes a little scary. The music is what does the most for that feel. It kind of has a mayhem ring to it. But when this movie is trying to be humorous, it is funny.
This movie is also very original. This type of movie really hadn't been made yet, and most people walking in to it were confused. Some wondered why they weren't scared, and some wondered why it was funny when they thought it was a serious movie. Some of the comical gore in this is also worth pointing out. It adds both humor and horror to the film.
Overall, Gremlins is an entertaining half horror half satire film. It has enough humor when it wants to, as well as satire of consumer culture, horror movies, and general winks at the audience. It's an original type of movie. There's not much more to say about it, it's just a fun movie that won't leave you breathless at the end, it'll just leave you satisfied.
I'll never fully understand this movie's weird opening and closing narration from the dad of all characters but Gizmo is one of the cutest movie creatures ever, the score is wonderfully fun, and seeing the gremlins cause their mischief is always a blast.
I seriously can't believe this hasn't been remade/rebooted yet.