Escaping from a maximum security prison asteroid a bunch of cute little furballs make their way to our beautiful planet looking for food. These creatures called Crites have bad teeth, filthy hair and they´re hungry, very hungry. They land in a rural midwest village terrorizing a farmer family. Yet help is on its way as two alien bounty hunters come to Earth in order to kill those ugly parasites.
After the great success of Gremlins there were many films with nasty little creatures. Most of those were just boring Gremlin imitations but Critters is the exception. The story is not too clever but the actors do a good job and the Crites are quite funny. They have a nice kind of humor speaking their own alien language which is subtitled for those who are not familiar with it. So if you like 80s films, the Gremlin kind of humor and don´t expect too much you will probably have fun watching Critters. Many people did since there were three sequels following the first film from 1986.