Critters 3 (1991) is a science-fiction action horror comedy film directed by Kristine Peterson and written by David J. Schow, Rupert Harvey, and Barry Opper. The movie stars John Calvin, Aimee Brooks, Christian Cousins, Joseph Cousins, William Dennis Hunt, Nina Axelrod, and Leonardo DiCaprio. The story takes place in an apartment building where the critters cause havoc among the residents.
Sometime after the events in Critters 2: The Main Course, Charlie MacFadden is tracking down the last of the Critters. A family of three – Annie (the main protagonist), Johnny (her little brother) and Clifford (the father) – stops at a rest stop when their car’s tire pops. At the rest stop, Charlie warns them and Josh, the stepson of a corrupt landlord, about the Critters. As this happens, a Critter lays eggs under the family’s car and the family leaves, unknowingly taking the eggs with them. Soon after they arrive at their tenement, the Critters hatch and attack the sleazy maintenance man, Frank. When the landlord arrives, he too is eaten by the Critters. Josh locks the landlord in Clifford’s room, unknowingly trapping his stepfather with the creatures. Next, one of the residents is attacked and wounded. Annie, her family and five others (including Josh) try to get to safety in one piece by getting to the roof of the building. Charlie arrives and destroys the remaining Critters, saving the remaining tenants.
- John Calvin as Clifford
- Aimee Brooks as Annie
- Christian Cousins as Johnny
- Joseph Cousins as Johnny
- William Dennis Hunt as Briggs
- Nina Axelrod as Betty Briggs
- Leonardo DiCaprio as Josh
Critters 3 was shot simultaneously with its sequel, Critters 4 1.
Critters 3 has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes 2. A review by IMDb describes the movie as “a cheap little film that doesn’t have too much going for it” .
1: “Critters 3 – Wikipedia”. Retrieved 21 October 2023.
2: “Critters 3 – Rotten Tomatoes”. Retrieved 21 October 2023.