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Approximately 30 years ago, I watched a horror movie which I have been trying to identify for years. The problem is that after so many years I don't remember a lot about the movie and the only things I remember are blurred by time.

Here are the details that I do remember:

  • The movie was about a group of people staying in a house (I think they were a group of friends who gathered in the house, but this I cannot confirm).

  • There are some strange creatures (I remember them as a kind of small big-headed humanoids) which crawl out of the house's fireplace and attack the house inhabitants; in fact, I seem to remember that the creatures will wait for some person to be isolated from the others and then they will capture this person and drag him/her back to the fireplace, and kill him/her.

Does anyone know what movie this is?

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I think you are talking about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, but this just has a couple moving into a house - not exactly a group of friends.

However, the fireplace and the big headed creatures remind me of this. Here is the trailer in which the trolls turn up in the end:

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A remake with a Guillermo del Toro screenplay and starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pierce came out just a couple of months ago. imdb.com/title/tt1270761 –  Igby Largeman Jan 15 '12 at 23:27
That's correct. The original wasn't scary at all. Wonder how the new one is –  Lelouch Lamperouge Jan 16 '12 at 0:13
@Lelouch Lamperouge it's ok –  DForck42 Jan 16 '12 at 14:25
@LelouchLamperouge: yes; this is the film. Now that I've seen it once again, I know why I thought about the group of people: the party scene fixed in my mind 30 years ago, so I (erroneously) thought about a group of friends instead of just a couple. Thank you very much. –  Gonzalo Medina Jan 16 '12 at 18:40

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