Here’s What The Cast Of ‘Gremlins’ Has Been Up To

Features Writer
12.04.15

It might not be the first pick when someone says the words “Christmas movie,” but once you hear the iconic theme music, it’s hard not to get nostalgic for Gremlins (which is available as a part of the Warner Bros. Holiday Gift Guide), the immortal 1984 horror/comedy genre mashup. Written as a spec script by Chris Columbus, the film — which took a look at an urban legend involving havoc-causing monsters who cause death and destruction across the small town of Kingston Falls on Christmas Eve — caught the eye of Steven Spielberg, who in turn gave it to Joe Dante to direct based on his proven ability to merge comedy and horror.

Released the same weekend as Ghostbusters, another supernatural-themed comedy, Gremlins went on to become a cultural and merchandising phenomenon, with viewers eager to see the film’s over-the-top, kitchen appliance-tinged violence. And now, more than 30 years after the release, it’s safe to say that Gremlins fans might be eager to see what the cast has been up to, so here’s a look at what the years have been like to Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, and all the rest.

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