Critters is a 1986 cult comedy horror film which is widely believed to have been inspired by the succes of Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984). Director and writer Stephen Herek has refuted this in interviews though, stating the script was already written long before Gremlins went into production. Nevertheless, copycat or not, it’s an entertaining movie all you horror film enthusiasts should see.
Long story short. When you’ve got Critters, you need all the help you can get.