Gremlins 2: the New Batch

  • 12
  • Joe Dante (1990)
  • US
  • 102 min
Gremlins 2: the New Batch
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

With Steven Spielberg's influence seemingly absent, Joe Dante's anarchic view of life is given full rein in this chaotic but cracking sequel. The action is transplanted to a skyscraper in New York where mad scientist Christopher Lee inadvertently lets the evil gremlins loose to take over the entire building. As with the original, Dante bombards the screen with a never-ending stream of movie spoofs, slapstick violence and sly little treats for film buffs. Stars Phoebe Cates and Zach Galligan are back again, but most of the laughs come from the supporting players: Lee, John Glover, Robert Prosky and Roger Corman veteran Dick Miller. View it as a live-action cartoon and strap yourself in for a rollercoaster ride.

Plot Summary

Comedy horror starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, and featuring Christopher Lee. Billy Peltzer and his fiancée Kate Beringer have moved to New York after surviving the first nightmarish wave of gremlins. Both now work at a hi-tech skyscraper where, unknown to them, their old friend Gizmo is under the influence of the evil Dr Catheter.

Cast and crew


Billy Peltzer
Zach Galligan
Kate Beringer
Phoebe Cates
Daniel Clamp
John Glover
Grandpa Fred
Robert Prosky
Howie Mandel
"Brain" Gremlin
Tony Randall
Robert Picardo
Dr Catheter
Christopher Lee
Marla Bloodstone
Haviland Morris
Murray Futterman
Dick Miller
Sheila Futterman
Jackie Joseph
Mr Wing
Keye Luke
Gedde Watanabe
Microwave Marge
Kathleen Freeman
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin
Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan


Joe Dante

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Edited for violence and language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 12