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The greatest killers, madmen, monsters and maniacs in horror movie history.

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CRITTERS

AKA:

Krites

Were bastards in:

Critters 1-4

So who the Hell are they?...

The Critters or Krites as they are more correctly referred to by the interstellar
bounty hunters assigned to wipe them out are an alien race of ravenous lethal
hedgehogs, able to do anything a hedgehog can do, like erm… roll into a
ball. Admittedly, not particularly terrifying but they still became popular enough to star in 4 films, with the fourth one set entirely in space. And that was before Jason went there too you know.

Oh, and they’re not in any way a rip-off of Gremlins either. No sir, not at all

mrs ganush

That’s not a knife…

The Krites are gifted with a mass of sharp teeth bristling in all directions from their much too large mouths as well as hundreds of spines on their back which they can fire at people’s faces and stuff.

Why, for the love of God why?!!?!

These furry little guys are just hungry, really, really hungry. They live to eat and have a particular taste for human flesh apparently.

 

So what’s the damage?

Across the span of their four filmic adventures the Critters munch their way through a small rural American town (twice –the same one unfortunately), an apartment building and a space station. Not bad for little fellas.

It’s a million to one chance but it might just work…

Being your basic hungry animal, even if it is an alien one, critters are actually fairly easy to get rid of just burn ‘em, blow ‘em up or shoot ‘em. Of course it doesn’t hurt if you have a couple of shape-changing bounty hunters on your side armed with space bazookas.

Words of wisdom

Munch munch munch…

 

By Matt Compton

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