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« on: December 31, 2006, 02:44:40 PM »

Hello everyone!  I'm a first time poster, but I've been looking through this site ever since 2000 came along. I have discovered so many great B-movies through this site, like Riki-Oh, which is now amongst my DVD collection.

Anyway, I can remember seeing a couple of scenes from odd films, that I've never been able to put my finger on.  Maybe you could help me identify them...

1.  I can remember turning off my Nintendo as a kid, after a long gaming stretch, and stumbling across something very startling.  It was a scene from what looked like a horror film, where this...thing...was tossing stuff at this guy from inside of what I think was either a cupboard or a cabinet, mostly glasses and dishes.  The guy, who I think had short blondeish hair and was wearing late 70's/early 80's type clothing, was just covering himself against a wall, going "Aaaaaaahhhh!" nearly the whole time. 

The thing in the cupboard was this little rubbery puppet thing...I guess it was a demon or something, because I think it had a little smile etched on its face, laughed at him at one point, partially covered by shadow in the cabinet.  It was like a high pitched "Hee hee hee hee heeeee..."  I turned the TV off a second later, just as a bowl was clattering on the ground, I think...I still haven't figured out what this was from, since I only saw a few seconds, and I was a kid back then. 

2.  I tuned into HBO once, and saw what I guess was the climax of some movie with a kid who had funky powers.  For some reason, it was night, and he was engaged in battle with what looked like a freaky ventriloquist dummy, who was on the edge of his bed.  The kid was somehow summoning all of his toys I think, and they were flying around, and trying to hit the dummy.  It was really bizzare.

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2006, 03:23:40 PM »

Hey there! Lemme see if I can figure these out... hm.m......

The first sounds like the scene could either be from "Gremlins," or "House II: The Second Story." The latter film features a baby pterodactyl from another dimension that hides in a kitchen cupboard and gives the film's hero a bit of grief.

The second film sounds like it is "Making Contact," the first big-budget film by the intensely evil Roland Emmerich. In that flick, an evil ventriloquist dummy butts heads with a child with supernatural powers. Check out www.imdb.com and see if these fit the bill.

Hope I've helped!
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2006, 03:34:27 PM »

Jordan probably has it nailed with "Making Contact."  I have that one on my DVD want list.

"Gremlins" is a good possible for the other.  There are some memories tickling my mind too, so let us know if "Gremlins" is the film or not.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2006, 03:52:28 PM »

No, it wasn't gremlins, I know that for sure.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2006, 04:29:12 PM »

I don't think the first one is Gremlins, it might be one of the Critters movies, but I'm not sure. The second one is called "Joey", AKA "Making Contact".
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2006, 04:30:14 PM »

House 2 does sound quite accurate. Think back, was the thing in the cupboard a caterpillar-dog or a pteranadon?
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2006, 06:37:04 PM »

I'm thinking "House 2" as well.  I think there was a scene in "Critters 3" like that but I can't remember the first two at all.  (Need to watch them again.)
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2006, 08:30:56 PM »

The first movie is not "House 2."

Something from the "Critters" series or "Ghoulies" could fit this.  Did the creature look anything like one of these: (they come in a few different flavors)

http://www.x-entertainment.com/messages/595.html

If not, any further description of the creature could help.  Approximate size, fur, color, etc.
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2006, 09:53:06 PM »

You know, it very well may have been one of the ghoulies movies...I've never watched the ghoulies flicks before, so I wouldn't know for sure.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2007, 10:37:08 AM »

im a fan of the ghoulies flicks and i dont recall any of them throwing dishes and its definetly not house 2 cause the pteranadon(sp?) doesnt laugh or throw anything it just squawks and runs around. though it could be critters 3 with leonardo dicaprio ( short hair like you described) there are scenes wiht some critter hijinx in a kitchen though idk if leo is in any of those scenes. hmmmm. funny thing i ran out and bought magic with anthony hopkins thinking it was "making contact" but magic is a great film none the less a bit dissapaointed that it wasnt the flick i was looking for.
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2007, 02:28:06 PM »

I did not locate a scene that matches the one described during a FFW through "Critters 3."
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2007, 08:00:55 AM »

There's a movie called XTRO, i think the kid battling the puppet is there.  I think the kid could somehow control the toys or something.  that was a strange movie.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086610/

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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2007, 09:21:38 AM »

oh yea i just remebered about a little flick called "Munchies", i bet you thats it. havent seen the movie in years but i have a gut feeling thats it.

check it out http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093582/
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2007, 09:49:24 AM »

here i just dug up the Munchies trailer this should make it very simple for you to verify

http://videodetective.com/default.asp?frame=http://videodetective.com/home.asp?PublishedID=1289
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2007, 12:06:44 PM »

oh yea i just remebered about a little flick called "Munchies", i bet you thats it. havent seen the movie in years but i have a gut feeling thats it.

check it out http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093582/


No, it's not Munchies, I've seen that film a few times and don't recall a scene like that.

Related Question: Why would I willingly watch Munchies more than once?
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