Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Low-budget '80s horror-comedy has violence, cursing.

PG-13 1986 86 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

very much like Gremlins

the story was really nice it wasn't too violent that didn't have any big bloody scenes and my 9 year old loved it.

This title has:

Great messages
age 11+

Low budget, low movie

PG-13: creature violence and scary images.

This title has:

Too much violence

Movie Details

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