Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Directed by Joe Dante

I remember seeing this in the theater (possibly the Palace Theater in Olean, NY before it was demolished…) and I’m not sure that this very self-aware sequel was any better when I was 8 years old. 

At one point, Hulk Hogan makes an appearance as a movie-house audience member, breaking down the 4th wall (not literally folks, although he could probably break down any real wall any time he wants because he has the strength of 1,000 Americans) apologizing to us after thwarting the Gremlins attempt to stop the film.

If you’re so inclined, Gremlins 2: The New Batch is available on YouTube in 11 parts.