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[Remember This?] This ‘Critters 2’ Trailer Had Me Unreasonably Stoked In 1988

I LOVED Stephen Herek’s 1986 film Critters so much I think I racked up easily $99 in rental fees from my local Blockbuster (if you don’t remember, new release VHS tapes cost about $99 back in the day). I’m not sure if I was expecting a sequel or not, obviously the internet didn’t exist and if you weren’t up to date on Fango you usually had no idea what was coming next.

So when I saw this for Mick Garris’ Critters 2 in front of a film (I forget which one) at my local multiplex I totally lost my sh*t! I remember thinking the big giant ball of Critters was the coolest thing I had ever seen. Perhaps it failed to ignite passion in anyone else though, the movie tanked. Maybe they should have used Grandma’s line when Brad announces the Critters are back, “No sh*t, Bradley!



  • divisionbell

    I loved the first two when I was a kid. My brother and I had the large cardboard stand up with the cover of the movie with the giant critter ball on it. Classic 80s horror!!

  • Evil_Flip

    yeah realizing a great movie got a sequel used to be kinda magical. I once rented a movie called Army of Darkness which seemed like a total Evil Dead 2 rip-off. Boy was I wrong xD

  • dirtyghettok

    Critters 1 & 2 were my favorite movies growing up. I remember (sorta) seeing the first one at the theater when I was eight and wanting to be a bounty hunter so bad…

  • Skratchy

    What?! Critters 2 is one of those rare sequels that, by all means should be worse, but is just too much fun. Sure it was cheesy and tanked, but it had the right balance of awesome gore, cool effects, hilarity and boobs. All the Easter stuff? Are you kidding me? Classic 80’s nonsense. The best of the four, hands down.

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