In 1984, Joe Dante gained mainstream success with the release of Gremlins. The film grossed $153 million against a production budget of $11 million. Gremlins was a pop culture sensation that spawned a sequel in 1990 and talks of a third film that have persisted ever since. Needless to say, Gremlins is part of the ’80s fabric of nostalgia that many people love today.
A once thought-to-be-lost, behind-the-scenes video recently surfaced on the Internet. It’s unclear where the behind-the-scenes video originated from, but it is believed that it could have been part of a TV special in the early ’80s. Regardless of its origins, it’s interesting to take a look back at the film and its amazing practical special effects.