Critters

Trivia: The name of the town in the film is "Grover's Bend." This is a bit of a reference to the town of "Grover's Mill," which was the town where the aliens supposedly first landed in Orson Welles' infamous "War of the Worlds" broadcast.

TedStixon

Trivia: One of the Krites is biting the head off an "E.T." doll. Dee Wallace coincidentally co-starred in both "Critters" and "E.T." as the mother of each film's respective young protagonist.

TedStixon

Trivia: While the film is often viewed as a knock-off the movie "Gremlins," the script had actually been written some time before "Gremlins" came out, based on a nightmare the writer had when he was child about being chased by tiny creatures.

TedStixon

Revealing mistake: After the bounty hunter, who changes three times throughout the movie, changes into the Reverend, he is in front of someone else who is a stand-in for the real Reverend but is obviously not.

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Question: The movie's called Critters yet they're referred to as Krites. Which name is correct and why the two names?

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Answer: "Krite" is the official name of the creatures, but "critters" is an apt explanation of what they are. The audience would have no idea what a "krite" is, because it's a made up word. So the title of the movie is "Critters" because they are disgusting little creatures. The fact that "krite" sounds similar to "critter" is wordplay on the part of the film-makers.

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