It’s pretty safe to say that most of you reading this right now are probably hungry for a new Gremlins film, as it’s been 27 years since we last saw those mischievous little critters up on the screen. Despite numerous sequels and reboots being talked about over the years, we don’t seem to be any closer to the franchise continuing.
Not officially, at least.
Written and directed by Ryan Patrick, the just released Gremlins: Recall is an (unofficial) fan film sequel to the original 1984 classic, set years after Joe Dante’s film. The short film imagines what would happen if a company were to medicate and sell Mogwai as high-end pets to the general public. Naturally, things don’t really go well from there.
“The film follows Claire as she works the late night shift in her aunt’s diner. When she sees Owen, a Mogwai delivery driver, torturing the cute creatures, she tries to take matters into her own hands, not knowing what they can become.”
Gremlins: Recall was shot over the course of three days by Isaac Bauman (“Channel Zero”), featuring practical puppets designed and created by “Face Off” star Eric Fox.
This is a real holiday treat, so be sure to set aside 10 minutes to check it out below!