I received my Ghoulies Press Kit today and thought I’d share a few pictures of the stills and packaging.
Below is a clearer Synopsis which is written on the back of the Press Kit.
Synopsis (Not for publication)
Things have turned out a bit rough for Jonathan Graves. But doesn’t the
saying go: into each life, some rain must fall? Okay, so his father Malcolm
must have taken the witchcraft home correspondence course a little too
seriously. And granted, he wanted to plunge a dagger through Jonathan’s
heart when he was a baby. Maybe it was all a misunderstanding. Nobody’s
True, Malcolm went ahead and ripped Jonathan’s mom’s heart out.
But he let the kid slide, didn’t he? Let’s face facts. Not everyone grows up
with a father who likes to barbeque and take his kid to the ballgame
“Ghoulies” is the story of Jonathan Graves, a college student in search of
a link to the past. Raised by an old codger named Wolfgang – who had
spirited baby Jonathan away for his own good some 20 years ago – the kid
has finally come home to the creaky and dusty old mansion he inherited
from his parents. He could us Mr. Clean, but instead he gets assistance
from characters with names like Grizzel and Greedigut.
Jonathan has his work cut out for him and drops out of school, to the
consternation of his girlfriend, Rebecca. The dear lass is offering friendship,
love, and a hot meal, but Jonathan’s own cauldron is cooking up a storm.
Obviously, he hasn’t yet caught on to yuppiedom, and is still hung up on
antiquated pursuits like “finding himself”. Instead of concentrating on
getting an MBA, this is a guy who spemds his time puttering around with
candles and incense in the basement. He has been hitting the books, but
these are the kind one reads out loud, with diagrams to be copied onto the
floor. The old man would have been proud. Jonathan is gradually turning
out to be a chip off the old block – glowing green eyes and all.
Yes, that old black magic has gotten Jonathan under it’s spell.
And the more he dabbles, the more he realizes it beats Introductory
Accounting. He is on his way to acquiring all the power he needs – and he
isn’t even a registered Republican. Jonathan has found something better
than a microwave oven, a 14-day, 4 event programmable VCR, or a complete
set of genuine ginzo knives. He has something that deep down, all of us
wants but won’t admit to – a menagerie of supernatural varmints to do our
bidding – Ghoulies!
Jonathan’s domestic staff consists of an assortment of these hairy,
slimy, winged, and fanged creatures, who never argue with their master.
These pint-sized trouble-makers will steal for him, kill for him – they’ll even
save his place if he puts his book down when the phone rings. In short, they
are the greatest.
Not enough, For Jonathan is a yuppy in is own way. He must be reading
the right magazines, because he believes in “having it all”. But he needs
even converts to increase his power. He pulls Rebecca and their friends into
his world to participate in rituals that grow increasingly more bizarre. But to
them, this fire and brimstone stuff is all a laugh… a game… a fad. Some
people just have no respect for tradition.