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R Released Nov 24, 1995 1h 31m Horror List
Reviews 30% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
A young widow's wish to see her policeman husband one last time frees a demonic being that wants her infant son's soul. Read More Read Less
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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I love this movie, used to watch it as a kid. Such a same how underrated this movie is. I've been looking for this movie for years. It's funny, scary, and has a good storyline and moves along well. I would love to see a remake of this movie being that it's hard to find the original movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member entertainiing but no thrill at all Goblin of year 1400's know how to ride a bicycle and drive a 10 wheels in 5 seconds is impresive Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Ithink it was a good movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review jesse o Ah, mid-90s horror movies, you were truly horrible. Honestly, if it wasn't for the first Scream movie that came out a year after this, the 90s would've been a terrible decade for horror movies. Actually, now that I think about it, even with Scream, which I liked but hasn't aged well, the 90s were still terrible for horror flicks. They just had no identity, were poorly written and acted, among many other shit things. I'm not saying that every horror movie from the 90s was awful, that would be very ignorant of me, but I will say that it was a terrible decade for horror movies. And it's due in part to films like this. Honestly, however, to be fair, this film was legitimately awful. It's got terrible acting, terrible cinematography, horrifyingly bad writing, somehow even worse editing. In spite of all of that, part of me had fun watching this film. And I'm not saying fun because the film offers something that I enjoyed, far from it, but it's a corny and sometimes even purposely bad movie. I don't believe, for one second, that there was any pretension for this film to be anything more than it was. I'm not saying they weren't trying to put together a good movie, I'm just saying that they realized halfway through that they wouldn't and they might as well just go with the fact that it's a movie that people will laugh at and not with. I mean, they really couldn't have expected this film to be taken seriously on any level. If they did, then it really shows their lack of self-awareness. Everything about the movie screams low-budget, even the inspiration to use Rumpelstiltskin as a villain felt like it was just an uninspired choice to use as a horror villain. Not that you can't tell a story in a more traditional, yet modern, fashion with the character, but how do you use this character as a horror villain. Particularly when he isn't the most physically imposing character. Maybe this film wasn't meant to compete with the Jasons or the Freddies, but that's what it was going to be, inevitably, compared to. So when compared with those two, Rump comes across as a bit of a weak villain. I mean the story is fairly universal. Rump makes a deal with a person unaware they're making a deal and he's come to collect their child to steal its soul. That sounds more like a fantasy/thriller, not necessarily a horror movie. They do make the character a bit more like Freddie Krueger, where he's clearly got a sarcastic and cynical sense of humor, which really might be the best thing about the film. And it's not even that great to begin with, so I guess that says more about how terrible the movie is more than anything else. But I did laugh at some of Rump's lines, I'm not gonna lie. Again, they're not great, but they did get some laughs from me. The costume for Rumpelstiltskin itself is terrible, but what the hell can you expect. The situations are entirely unrealistic, but that's about as minor a complaint I can throw at the movie as everything else. Many horror movies are unrealistic and present situations that would never occur in real life, so I can't exactly complain about them here, but they are there and some nitpicky individuals will point them out and use that as a reason to dislike the movie. Though with the acting, writing, editing, cinematography, there's bigger things to get upset about. With that said, this movie sucks in pretty much every department, but I'm sure you can find something to laugh or keep you amused for the most part. You'll never think it's good, but at least it's an entertainingly bad horror movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I would give it a zero if I could do not waste ur time watching Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member The best type of bad movie - channeling the Leprechaun but with some great hammy olde English speak. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Synopsis A young widow's wish to see her policeman husband one last time frees a demonic being that wants her infant son's soul.
Mark Jones
Michael Prescott, Joe Ruby, Ken Spears
Mark Jones, Joe Ruby
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 24, 1995, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 26, 2020
1h 31m
Sound Mix
Stereo, Surround
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