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I watched ‘Gremlins’ for the first time ever, and it was weird

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Allison Keves

Internet Culture

Published Jun 1, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 4:42 pm CDT

In this episode of The Geek Awakens, I watched 1984’s Gremlins for the “first” time. First is in quotes because my terrible, horrible, very mean, but mostly lovely cousins showed it to me when I was a wee-tiny child, and it terrified me. Turns out, watching it as an adult was no less scary. 

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After doing some Internet research, I discovered that Gremlins was one of two movies that made the MPAA create the PG-13 rating. Good. This movie is not good for kids. Or adults. Or mankind.

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*First Published: Jun 1, 2016, 9:30 am CDT