(taken from Runtime thread)
That’s a lot of maybe’s. What do you think of the idea of mini pufts? I can see them being used in a “subvert expectation joke”. We hear the rumbling, catch a quick glimpse of the sailor hat. The audience is expecting the Giant Mr. Stay Puft and...instead it’s a legion of tiny itty bitty ones. It could work. It just feels a bit lazy. I don’t know. Here I am criticizing an idea I haven’t even seen realized. That’s fandom in a nut shell tho innit.
I mean..we are already getting Gozer and terror dogs. Let’s be honest, Slimer is going to show up. It’s going to happen. I can see the critics sharpening their knives already. Especially with “Muncher” being a Slimer clone.
With everyone on lockdown and nothing but crappy news, getting a new trailer out ASAP should be a good idea. Hopefully.
The first Gremlins is an all time favorite of mine and the idea of a small town being swarmed with paranormal beings multiplying out of control, if that's what's going on with these Mini Pufts, is appealing to me. Afterlife's situation likely won't be 1:1 to what happened in Gremlins, but could be potentially entertaining. It would "force" the cast to, I would guess, finish the work of Egon and Ray if it's an actual plot point - to figure out how to deposit entities into the ethereal plane. Basically do a reverse cross rip and pull the deluge of Mini Pufts, Muncher, and/or whatever else like what we concluded is at least one Terror Dog through a portal then to effectively close it BUT not just temporarily like the little Dutch boy Hanks Brinker trying to plug the dam and not causing a devastating explosion - an explosion that could very likely level the town and surrounding area.