Seeing Gremlins as a kid, I didn’t find this scene out of place. The violence in the kitchen, and when Stripe fell into the pool really made me feel uneasy though. Recently seeing the film again with adult eyes, it’s definitely a dark piece of dialog that went over my head as a child. The scene isn’t very long, but it was long enough with the creatures to compromise my attention span as a 10 year old boy. It may depend on the person and how they find out Santa Claus wasn’t real when they were a kid. For some it’s devastating, for others it wasn’t a big deal at all. Great article, very interesting stuff as alway Josh!