'Tis the season for 'Gremlins!' Welcome to a film that pushed that limits of the PG rating. This film along with 'Temple of Doom' was the final straw for the MPAA, which created the PG-13 rating in response to the increase in onscreen violence in films. It should also be noted that this Joe Dante & Steven Spielberg collaboration was originally meant to be a much darker film where Gizmo would have been the villain, Barney wouldn't make it out alive (stop killing the dog dammit), and Billy's mom would lose her head! Also, the Futterman's were killed in that draft too! Now when you rewatch this film, know that 'Home Alone' director Chris Columbus's original script was violent and morbid as hell.
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