A few days ago we passed along word Ghoulies creators Luca Bercovici and Jefery Levy are trying to get a reboot going. And today they’ve started a petition.
Sony Pictures owns the rights to the franchise and the petition – which has 248/500 signatures as we speak – will be sent to Sony CEO Tony Vinciquerra.
Bercovici says: “Why A Ghoulies Reboot? Why Now? An entire generation of kids grew up with ‘Ghoulies’, and were by turns frightened, horrified, disgusted, and laughing out loud hysterically. ‘Ghoulies’ reach was, and is, legendary. Kids afraid to use the toilet for fear of the slimy green creature that may lurk below. ‘They Get You in the End’. That tagline has resonated through the decades; legions of people of a certain age will recognize it immediately, mostly likely with a smile, for ‘Ghoulies’ is forever imbedded in that generation’s childhood, remembered almost fondly; that first time when they saw in the theater, or on the shelves at Blockbuster. ‘Mom, can we get “Ghoulies?’, was the bête noir of every mother in the 80’s. “
He continues: “The Ghoulies themselves were fun, accessible, largely without guile, unabashedly they were what they were; primal little creatures, not inherently evil, but absorbed the characteristics of their ‘master’. The Ghoulies were like children; disgusting, green, and slimy, but weirdly cute, children with their own warped sense of humor. Part of the fun of the movie was waiting to see what kind of ridiculously grotesque shenanigans they would get into next. ‘Ghoulies’ transcended its original generation and was embraced by the following generation who loved the weirdly strange and goofy world of the Ghoulies. The cult of ‘Ghoulies’ has grown legion of the decades; this legion of old fans and a whole generation of new fans crave for a new ‘Ghoulies’ for the new millennium.”