Critters is a 1986 American sci-fi comedy horror film directed by Stephen Herek in his directorial debut, and co-written with Domonic Muir and Don Keith Opper. It stars Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy "Green" Bush and Scott Grimes in his film debut. The plot follows a group of small, furry aliens with carnivorous behavior escaping from two shape-shifting bounty hunters, landing in a small countryside town to feast on its inhabitants.
On an asteroid prison, a group of dangerous aliens known as Krites are set to be transported to another station. The Krites engineer an escape and hijack a ship, prompting the warden to hire two shape-changing bounty hunters to pursue them to Earth. Studying life on Earth via various satellite television transmissions, the first bounty hunter assumes the form of rock star Johnny Steele, while the second remains undecided, thus retaining his blank, featureless head.
|author||Don Keith Opper|
|genre||adventure comedy horror science fiction|
|keywords||alien abduction asteroid attack baseball pitcher bounty hunter bowling alley church even explosive device ground kansa kill learn meteorite molotov cocktail overly potent police officer rock star slingshot survive teenage daughter town drunk wait wound|
|productionCompany||American Film Institute|
|publisher||New Line Cinema|
|theme||comedy horror monster movie science fiction horror|