Marking the opening of Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3-D, aka the film the Weinsteins didn't want (most) critics to see, it is time to go back into the archives and look at another creature feature. While "this summer 3-D shows its teeth", back in the 80's all we knew going into Critters was that "they bite." Not in a slang kinda way either. Critters, aka the film with the three-name actors, may have been just another ripoff in the wake of Gremlins (i.e. Ghoulies, Munchies, Hobgoblins) but it was certainly the best of 'em thanks to some actual fresh oddball ideas of its own.

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