WTF Happened To This Movie? – The JoBlo series that looks at TROUBLED movie productions! Box-office smashes and flops, fan-favorites or creative failures, these movies endured numerous problems behind-the-scenes.
Director Joe Dante’s 1984 horror-comedy GREMLINS is a uniquely twisted Christmas classic. But it could have been a very different movie, with the beloved Gizmo nearly transforming into the vicious villain Stripe rather than becoming two separate characters! Producer Steven Spielberg steered the project from its disturbingly dark origins, but it was still met with major controversy. Let’s break the first rule and shine some light on “WTF Happened to GREMLINS!”