Columbus looks back at his comedy-horror classic and how it fits into holiday viewing. “When people should be celebrating, these ridiculously evil monsters are terrorizing the town ... that is fascinating.”
Released on June, 16 1990, this sequel follows Gizmo as he’s reunited with Billy and Kate and taken to the Klamp building for genetic research after his home at Mr. Wing’s magical store is destroyed.
From a massive budget to Lee's formidable mad scientist, Dante shares memories from making the beloved sequel on its 30th anniversary.
Corey Feldman insists that no, he never brought Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee Bubbles to the set of the 1989 horror-comedy The ‘Burbs… which means, no, Bubbles never deficated all over Feldman’s trailer. It’s a claim that’s lived in infamy on the internet, and was repeated by the film’s own helmer, Joe Dante, when he visited Yahoo Studios to shoot a Director’s Reel interview in 2015. “Bubbles was not big on hygiene, and so one day they went in to clean the trailer, and it was completely covered in monkey s**t,” said Dante, who had previously directed Feldman in Gremlins.
Joe Dante’s cult 1989 comedy co-starring Tom Hanks benefits from late actress's contribution as the sensible one in satire of life removed from the big city
The 68-year-old filmmaker has had a colorful filmmaking career in the past several decades, directing creatures and humans in such favorites as Gremlins (and its beloved sequel), Innerspace, The 'Burbs, Explorers, and Piranha.