Original 'Ghoulies' Director and Writer Trying to Get a Reboot Going with a Petition for the Rights!
Ever since I was a kid, I've thought of Ghoulies nearly every time I use the toilet...
...Lately, I've been falling asleep to Ghoulies 3. Ghoulies 2 is one of the best kids horror films out there. What I'm trying to say is, Ghoulies is an important franchise for many a 80s/90s horror kid, and I would love to see a reboot. Turns out, that's more of a possibility than I would've thought a year ago.
That's because via Bloody Disgusting, Ghoulies director/co-writer Luca Bercovici and producer/co-writer Jefery Levy have a petition up at Change.org to get Sony to give them the rights to the film so that they can reboot the franchise!
Says Bercovici on the petition page, “Why A “GHOULIES” Reboot? Why Now? An entire generation of kids grew up with “Ghoulies”, and were by turns frightened, horrified, disgusted, and laughing out loud hysterically. “Ghoulies” reach was – and is – legendary. Kids afraid to use the toilet for fear of the slimy green creature that may lurk below. “They Get You in the End”. That tagline has resonated through the decades; legions of people of a certain age will recognize it immediately, mostly likely with a smile, for “Ghoulies” is forever imbedded in that generation’s childhood, remembered almost fondly; that first time when they saw in the theater, or on the shelves at Blockbuster. “Mom, can we get “Ghoulies?”, was the bête noir of every mother in the 80’s.”
“The Ghoulies themselves were fun, accessible, largely without guile, unabashedly they were what they were; primal little creatures, not inherently evil, but absorbed the characteristics of their “master”. The Ghoulies were like children; disgusting, green, and slimy, but weirdly cute, children with their own warped sense of humor. Part of the fun of the movie was waiting to see what kind of ridiculously grotesque shenanigans they would get into next. “Ghoulies” transcended its original generation and was embrace by the following generation who loved the weirdly strange and goofy world of the Ghoulies. The cult of “Ghoulies” has grown legion of the decades; this legion of old fans and a whole generation of new fans crave for a new “Ghoulies” for the new millennium.”
You know what, Bercovici? We agree! Ghoulies continues to be found by new generation after new generation, and after 30+ years, it is indeed time we lift the toilet seat on this beloved franchise and bring more Ghoulies to fans new and old.
If you want to see more Ghoulies, sign the petition here!
By Matt Konopka