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Shocktober: Day 20

Hobgoblins (1988)

What a shame that I have to phone in this film considering I already phoned it in once on this blog a few October’s back. That;s too bad because this is one of th more notable bad movies of the 80s, often mentioned around the likes of Troll 2, but I only saw it once about eight years ago and I just can’t bring myself to watching it again. What I can tell you is that if you’re ever looking for a good episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 to watch check out this one. Though aside from that my memory is fuzzy. All I can really recall is bunch of shitty puppets that bring people’s fantasies to life and then attack them and by attack them I mean you get to watch people being humped to death by stuffed animals. This is another one of the many Gremlins knockoffs of the 80s but somehow one of the most notorious, very lame, they even call them gruesome gremlins in the trailer!

The trailer makes this movie look about as good as I remember.