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Gremlins is a 1984 American movie directed by Joe Dante and released by Warner Bros. It combines elements of science fiction, horror and comedy. Steven Spielberg was the movie's executive producer. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus. Gremlins stars Zack Galligan and Phoebe Cates. The creature Gizmo was voiced by Howie Mandel.
The plot centers around a young man who is given a cute, furry little animal as a pet. To his surprise, the animal reproduces when it is splashed with water. Its children later transform into dangerous monsters that threaten the small town of Kingston Falls on Christmas Eve.