Gremlins is an American Horror-comedy from 1984. (Not to be confused by George Orwell's book).
The movie was directed by Joe Dante, and the scenario written by Chris Columbus.
In the lead roles we can find Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain and Dick Miller. Executive producer was none other than Steven Spielberg himself.
The movie was a success, and in 1990 got a sequel: "Gremlins 2: The New Batch.".
Both movies brought about giant commercial campaigns with them, even though the movie got criticized for having too violent scenes.