Goblin (film)

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Directed by Jeffery Scott Lando
Produced by John Prince
Written by Raul Inglis
Starring Gil Bellows
Tracy Spiridakos
Camille Sullivan
Donnelly Rhodes
Reilly Dolman
Andrew Wheeler
Colin Cunningham
Erin Boyes
Jordan Moore
Brett Dier
Music by Christopher Nickel
Cinematography Tom Harting
Editing by Jamie Alain
Jeffery Scott Lando
Production company Syfy
Reel One Pictures
CineTel Films
Gobi Productions
Country Canada
Language English
Original channel Syfy
Release date
  • July 17, 2010 (2010-07-17) (United States)
Running time 100 minutes

Goblin is a 2010 television film directed by Jeffery Scott Lando and written by Raul Inglis.[1] The movie was released on the SyFy channel on July 7, 2010.[2] Filming for Goblin took place in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada.


In 1831 a hamlet holds a yearly ritual to cleanse their home of anything they view as unclean. As a result the deformed infant of a witch is thrown into a bonfire, which enrages her. She curses the town, saying that every Halloween a goblin will come to the town and try to take its children. Anyone attempting to stand in its way will be killed brutally.

Years later in modern day, Neil Perkins (Gil Bellows) travels to the hamlet (now called Hollowglen) with the intent of developing the town. With him are his wife Kate (Camille Sullivan), their two children, teenager Nikki (Tracy Spiridakos) and the infant Charlie (Donnelly Rhodes), as well as Nikki's best friend. They're warned of the town's curse and that as they are arriving on Halloween eve, Charlie's life is in danger. The Perkins ignore the threat, only to find themselves in mortal danger.



Critical reception for Goblin was mostly negative.[3][4] Dread Central gave the film 1 1/2 blades, calling it an "entirely unfulfilling piece of strictly by-the-numbers Syfy filler".[5] PopMatters gave a similarly themed review, stating that it should be "avoided at all costs".[6] HorrorNews.net gave a slightly more positive review, criticizing it while also stating that it would best appeal to people who have "a certain affinity for these kinds of movies".[7] A staff member for HorrorTalk gave an overall positive review for Goblin, calling it a "guilty pleasure".[8]


  1. ^ "Lionsgate to release Syfy's Goblin on DVD in July". JoBlo. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Three Bloody Clips From Syfy's Goblin". Dread Central. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Rosell, Rich. "Review: Goblin". DVD Talk. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Pritchard, Paul. "Review: Goblin". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Goblin (2010) (review)". Dread Central. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  6. ^ McKnight, Brent. "Some Curses Should be Avoided at All Costs, 'Goblin' Is One of Them". PopMatters. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Film Review: Goblin (2010)". Horrornews.net. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Bland, Simon. "Review: Goblin". HorrorTalk. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

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