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Crite groups vary, but are typically portrayed as hunting and attacking in groups.[1][2] Rarely has a Crite been shown to attack on its own outside, as in the few occasions seen in the first and fourth films. Charlie explains in Critters 4, that Crites generally go for a victim's face and neck, although the films show them attacking the chest and gut area of a victim more often than not. Once a victim is caught, usually one Crite initiates the attack and the others quickly follow in one swift barrage.



The largest Crite usually takes leadership over the others.[3] In Critters 2, Ug disguised himself as the largest Crite, being able to persuade an immense pack of smaller Crites to continue on to Polar Ice Burger instead of attacking the humans that were following behind them.[4] In Critters 3, the Crite whose face was burned by bleach leads the group, and is the last Crite to be killed.[5] Critters 4 has two main Crite characters, but it is difficult to determine which is the lead. However, the one whose top of its head was shot bald by Charlie, when it was a hatchling, is shown as ordering around the other Critters.[6]

Critter ballEdit

Critter ball

Chiodo Brothers Share Never Seen ‘Critters 2’ Practical Effects Footage!

Critters 2 introduces the giant Critter ball - an enormous ball of crites all latched onto each other to move as one single unit.[4] It enables the herd to survive a factory explosion and from being rammed by a pickup truck.[4][7] It can be devastated by the direct impact of a bounty hunter spaceship.[7]

In Critters 3, the Crites launch themselves straight up into the air, as seen when one of the Crites launches itself up a laundry chute in an attempt to attack Rosalie.[2] A variation is shown at the end of the film, when a Crite tucks itself into a ball and revvs up as a means of attack.[5]


  1. "X-Entertainment: Movie Review: Critters 2 - The Main Course!". 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-20. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-19. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-12. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-18. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 


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