Every year, Gremlins is one of the more non-traditional Christmas movies that families like to enjoy. It’s not exactly filled with holiday joy and cheer, but it features a batch of nasty little monsters unleashed on a small town after a family is a little too careless with a unique creature called a Mogwai. And soon you’ll be able to experience this delightful little holiday horror package in an all-new way.
Regal Cinemas has announced they’ll be bringing Gremlins back to theaters next month. But instead of just being your traditional theatrical re-release, it will be shown in the immersive 4DX format, which includes moving seats and various effects that stimulate your senses. Find out more about the Gremlins 4DX release below.
Gremlins 4DX will be available in select Regal Cinemas locations from December 6 through December 11. If you’ve never heard of a 4DX screening, these theaters are equipped with motion-enabled chairs, which create strong vibrations and sensations, as well as other environmental controls for simulated weather or other conditions, such as lightning, rain, flashing strobe lights, fog and strong scents.
Regal says their screening of Gremlins will employ nearly all of their tricks, including wind, fog, lightning, bubbles, water, rain and scents, as well as the motion seats. If you’ve seen Gremlins, then you know exactly when these kind of effects can be employed. If you haven’t, then this could be a fun way to experience the movie for the first time and add another layer of fun to your first viewing.
Head over to the Regal website to see where Gremlins 4DX will be playing.
Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch director Joe Dante is feeding fans of the furry creatures with the confirmation that he will be consulting on the upcoming HBO Max animated prequel series, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. The filmmaker revealed to what degree he will be consulting on the series, which is set in 1920s Shanghai and will follow Mr. Wing, the shopkeeper from the first movie, as he first discovers Gizmo the Mogwai.
In an interview with Daily Dead, Joe Dante, who directed the beloved 1984 comedy-horror classic Gremlins and its 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, revealed that he will be consulting on the HBO Max prequel series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai:
“Yeah, I’m consulting on it. It’s good. It’s going to be good, yeah. I’m very pleased with the way it’s going. It’s a prequel. It goes back to the character Mr. Wing when he was a boy, and when he first discovered the Mogwai. It’s set in China in the ’20s, and it’s animated and it’s very big in the sense that if you tried to shoot it as a theatrical film, it would be outrageously expensive. But in animation, you kind of get away with almost anything you can think of. And it’s probably not going to be done until 2021 or maybe the end of 2020. It’s for HBO Max, a new streaming variant of HBO. I think this is a really clever way to get back into that. I think that they found it pretty difficult to make a sequel to Gremlins 2, because of just the way I made it. And they just could never really quite figure out how to do it. So I think this is a great way to sort of get the franchise back on people’s minds.”
Written by Tze Chun and executive produced by Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, and Sam Register, with Chun and Brendan Hay serving as co-executive producer, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai will be a 10-episode, half-hour series that expands the mythology of the comedy-fantasy classic. It follows other remakes and sequels of ’80s classics that introduce an old franchise to a new generation, and will likely be a profitable piece of nostalgia content for HBO Max as it readies its May launch. Having Dante on board lends to the credibility of the series as well.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai does not yet have a set premiere date.
In the animated television adaptation, we travel back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil...