Gremlin Indie Creature Feature -Trailer Review


Gremlin: Ryan Bellgardt Creature Feature

Gremlin Film Ryan Bellgardt, Josh McKamie, Andy Swanson. Gremlin

Director: Ryan Bellgardt

Writer: Ryan Bellgardt, Josh McKamie, Andy Swanson

Release Date: 2017

Release Format: TBA

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Horror Sub-Genre: Horror

Two years after the murder of his 10-year-old son, Adam Thatcher receives a mysterious box from a relative containing a terrible secret, a creature that will brutally kill everyone he cares about one by one.

The only way to release himself from the curse is to give the box to someone he loves, continuing the never ending circulation of this ancient evil.

As the ominous timer on the box counts down to its end, Adam can only imagine the horrors that await.

Does he give the box away to save his family, or face his own demise while unleashing a powerful terror on the rest of humanity? He can’t destroy it. He can’t escape it. He can only give it to someone he loves.


Gremlin is making it’s way towards its premiere. The Creature Feature Horror is written and directed by Ryan Bellgardt, Josh McKamie, and Andy Swanson. It is described as Godzilla meets The Ring.

Trailer Summary

A mysterious puzzle box holds a ruthless creature that, once unleashed, will kill anyone that holds sentimental value to it. Because it’s passed on to people who are near and dear, it’s victims becomes consumed by its wrath.

A man stands with his gun ready, waiting for the creature to come out of the box. The creature looks like some kind of insect or a parasite.

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It’s more resemblant to a spider, however, it doesn’t possess all of the features of a spider. It has four legs, two arms, and a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth. A full face is not clearly distinguishable.

When a man from a distraught family receives the box, his family is in grave danger. He has to fight to kill the creature before it kills his family.

However, you cannot kill the creature. The only way to get rid of it is to give it to someone you love. At the end of the trailer, you get a better glimpse of the creature, however, it’s ten times its original size. In this scene, it’s more resemblant to some kind of alien species.


Gremlin is a fresh idea. It’s said to be a Creature Feature, but the creature looks more like a parasite. Viewing the trailer, you get a sense of a War of the Worlds kind of movie. Early in the trailer, the creature is small; just a little bigger than your average insect.

Towards the end of the trailer, it grows to be as big as an alien species. Even the poster art suggests that it’s an alien species that’s invading the town.

DecayMag Ryan Bellgardt, Josh McKamie, Andy Swanson Gremlins

So, Gremlin could go either way, and it’s tough to predict what path it actually takes based on the trailer alone. It did, however, throw me off guard after viewing the trailer. Based on the title, I got a general idea of the movie Gremlins, and this movie is nothing like that.

This is a movie that you will have to watch before you can make a conclusion on exactly what it’s supposed to be.

Gremlin will premiere the American Film Market in Santa Monica in December. It is slated for a 2017 release, but no date has been confirmed as of yet.


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