Luca Bercovici directed "Ghoulies," and Peter Liapis played the lead. While it deals with demonic creatures running around it's nothing like films like "Critters," or "Gremlins."
Jonathan Graves is the main character of the film, he moves to a home he inherited and the home turns him into a crazed man obsessed with the dark arts. He summons up demonic creatures and puts his girlfriend and friends in danger. The creatures are gruesome but aren't the only evil ones running around. It's exactly only a 'monster' film but also an Occult picture because of it's heavy portrayal of satanism.
The acting works for this kind of caliber of film. Fans of Mariska Hargitay will notice that she plays the character Donna in the movie. Anyway, it's filled with some serious stuff but it's also pretty funny especially with the two stoner characters and "Toad Boy."
The wicked monsters from hell seem like the least of the worry, it's more of the fighting "wizards" that our characters have to worry about. The ending scenes will either make you laugh or tick you off because of how twisty they are. It's obviously not a movie to take serious though while it's hailed as a horror comedy, our lead isn't laughing. It's his friends who make the jokes.
Overall it was entertaining even if the "ghoulies" weren't as memorable though the one coming from the toilet is campy and iconic. Also the dressed up one reminded of the blob. It spawned sequels by the way. Anyway, this film gets a 3 star rating. It's over the top scenes aren't for everyone but for what kind of film it is, it's entertaining. It's no "Critters," or "Gremlins," but then again it wasn't trying to be fully either. It's darker because of it's themes especially the starting the movie!