From the long but fascinating origin story of the 1984 classic to the case of the pooping monkey, here’s a list of some behind-the-scenes facts about the making of that movie with the microwave.

Gizmo's sounds

Gremlins Gizmo's sounds were created by Howie Mandel. Yeah, those sounds weren't audio tricks. They came from a real guy. Howie Mandel has also done the voice of Bobby from Bobby's World, and Skeeter from Muppet Babies. CRACKED.COM

Source: CNN

Heads almost rolled...

Gremlins Gremlins was almost way darker. Screenwriter Chris Columbus has said that the original script was heavily R-rated. It had heads rolling down stairs, the science teacher getting stabbed with a bunch of needles in the face, people getting eaten in a McDonald's, and Billy's dog getting chomped. CRACKED.COM

Source: Collider, IndieWire

What's that on the wing...?

Gremlins The origins of Gremlins- Part II Roald Dahl submitted his 1942 story The Gremlins to the British Information service, who suggested it be passed on to Walt Disney. It was considered for a film project, but never produced. From there, gremlins featured in the Merrie Melodies cartoons and was also the subject matter in that Twilight Zone episode where William Shatner saw something on the wing of a plane-the same episode that would later be turned into the movie where John Lithgow would also see something on the wing of a plane. CRACKED.COM

Source: GamesRadar

Vintage logo

Gremlins The classic Warner Bros. logo BROS.II A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY PRESENTS The logo used at the beginning of the movie hadn't been used since the '70s, but director Joe Dante petitioned the studio to bring it back. CRACKED.COM

Source: Empire Online

Evil Gizmo?

Gremlins Gizmo was originally turned into a gremlin. Yeah, the cute fuzz was going to break bad, but Steven Spielberg realized how much audiences would like the little critter. So they created Stripe instead. CRACKED.COM

Source: IndieWire

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