Two big holiday horror films are celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year, as both Silent Night, Deadly Night and Gremlins are exports of the glorious year that was 1984. And boy, do we have a treat for fans of the latter today, which will allow you to watch the classic film as you’ve never seen it before!
Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2) and Adam Green (Hatchet) are friends of ours here at Dread, and we’re big fans of their podcast The Movie Crypt, which just premiered its 83rd episode. In celebration of the holiday season, the new episode features Gremlins star Zach Galligan, and it serves as a feature length audio commentary track for the film.
Galligan of course played Billy Peltzer in Gremlins, and in the episode he talks extensively about his career and shares stories about the film that you absolutely will not hear anywhere else. True, Galligan appeared on a commentary track for the Gremlins Blu-ray release, though we can assure you this is the most entertaining and insightful account of his experience that you’ll find.
So pop in your Gremlins DVD/Blu-ray/VHS tape and listen to the full episode below. And head over to The Movie Crypt for a massive archive of podcasts that are all worthy of your time!