(Joe Dante, US 1984, 106 min., 35mm)
(Joe Dante, US 1990, 106 min., 35mm)
Holidays. Christmas would never be the same after Joe Dante’s horror comedy about a batch of pesky creatures spawned from a seemingly innocent gift. Following a series of mishaps with his cute, fuzzy Mogwai Gizmo, unassuming teenager Billy (Zach Galligan) unleashes a flurry of reptilian monsters that wreak havoc on his small town. The original, which had become a cult favorite, was granted a sequel in 1990. Taking a slightly more anarchic turn, The New Batch ramps up the antics, brimming with slapstick humor and cartoony violence. Please join us for this wild double feature; just remember—don’t feed them after midnight!