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Goblin (TV Movie 2010) Review

The Perkins family have moved out to a cabin way out in the sticks, it’s a little place called Hollow Glen and it has a nasty little secret. Every Halloween a horrid demon/goblin-esque figure emerges to claim little babies (and anybody else that stands in it’s way) and it’s got it’s sights on the Perkins youngest. Obviously the babie’s father Neil Perkins (Gil Bellows) doesn’t think too highly of that and when things start to go awry he will find himself having to fight tooth and nail to save his family.

Goblin is fairly predictable plod, the storyline is far from riveting but the delivery is OK. In fact OK about sums up the whole thing in a nutshell.

It’s not what i’d call massively scary. It has some quality gore (at times) but for the most part the movie fails to have you hanging off the edge of your seat. The one thing that brings Goblin down the most is it’s CGI-ness. Seriously why do they make movies where the main monster looks like a freaking cartoon, it just doesn’t make sense to me. They’d do better going back 30 years and just make things the way they did then.

Needless to say the visual aspect of Goblin is less than awesome. The one thing that is solid enough however is the acting standard. They’ve put together a good cast and as a result the characters seem believable even if not that interesting.

The movie’s pacing is good, there’s no boring, drawn out character expositions, the creators knew the kind of people who were gonna be watching this and as a result you don’t have to worry about inane things like character development, it’s all about the schlock.

Goblin isn’t a bad movie (though some may argue differently) it’s just let down by crap CGI. It’s the kind of movie you’ll watch once and go “that was OK” and then you’ll not watch it again till it reappears on TV 20 years later. In fact i’m pretty sure this was made for TV in the first place. So perhaps worth a rental, anything more i simply cannot recommend.


In the small town of Mill Valley, the body of a teenage boy is found dead in the woods. The town’s sheriff, Mike Carter, is called to the scene and soon discovers that the boy was killed by a creature known as a goblin.

The goblin is a creature that lives in the forest and preys on humans. It is said that the goblin can take on the form of any animal, but its true form is that of a small, child-like creature with sharp teeth and claws.

The town’s residents are terrified of the goblin and want it killed. Mike Carter sets out to track down the creature and kill it. However, the goblin is not easy to find and Carter soon discovers that it is far more dangerous than he ever could have imagined.

The goblin kills several more people before Carter finally catches up to it. He kills the creature, but not before it seriously wounds him. The town is relieved that the goblin is dead, but Carter is left with permanent scars from the encounter.

Movie Details

Director: Jeffery Scott Lando
Writer: Raul Inglis
Actors: Tracy Spiridakos, Camille Sullivan, Colin Cunningham, Erin Boyes
Release Year: 2010