Ravenous hedgehogs from outer-space threaten to devour Kansas, and only Billy Zane, a pair of feathery-coiffed intergalactic bounty-hunters and the best gore-effects circa ‘86 can stop them! Oh, God bless you, whichever drunk studio exec green-lit this. After the inexplicable success of Gremlins, the mid-‘80s became a veritable golden age of self-aware homicidal puppet horror-comedies, and amongst this tidal wave of vulcanized rubber and kayro syrup, Critters stands alone in its blistering lacks of fucks given. As part of their @fter Midnite Cult Cuts series, the Coolidge Corner Theatre will be screening this gleeful Mid-western massacre all weekend long.
[Fri 8.5.11. 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617.734.2501. Midnight/$9. @thecoolidge. coolidge.org]