It’s been over 30 years since the 1984 film Gremlins, directed by Joe Dante, released to theaters bringing their cuddly Mogwai and horrific Gremlins to the big screen. The film was such a success that a sequel followed in 1990. A third film has been in discussion for years and has yet to gain any traction, so leave it to a director from Los Angeles who decided to whet the Gremlin fans appetite with a short fan film called Gremlins: Recall.
The film picks up 30 years after the events of the first film and the Mogwai can now be kept at your home as a pet, for a very large price. However, there is a catch! The owner must continue to medicate the Mogwai so they do not turn into those menacing green Gremlins. So all should be fine right? Well, as you will see from this story, something always goes wrong.
This fan film was written and directed by Ryan Patrick, who was a big fan of the original film. So big that he went all out to bring this project to life by using high quality, animatronic puppetry for those pesky little gremlins. Along with the fine puppetry are a nice soundtrack and solid casting with Katherine Rodriguez and Randy Irwin, which explains why the short film currently has over 182,000 views on YouTube. I will admit, it was quite a thrill to see these creatures come to life once again and who knows maybe enough fan interest will get the ball rolling to get Gremlins 3 off the ground.
If you would like to learn more about how this all came together, be sure to head over to Ryan Patrick’s official website to view some behind the scenes footage as well as a director’s commentary, script, storyboards, photos and even download the soundtrack!
You can watch Gremlins: Recall below!