(Strip Number 4446, Original Publication Date, 18 October 1984)
Panel 1: Gordo dates himself and everyone else in the strip by picking up the TV section of the newspaper and telling Mike and Lawrence that Channel Five is running its annual Halloween gory movie festival.
Panel 2: Mike thinks that it'd be ever neat if Gremlins were part of it.
Panel 3: Gloomy Idiot Elly overhears them talking about the gremlins blowing up in a microwave.
Panel 4: Gloomy Idiot Elly takes their love of horror movies as a sign that civilization is collapsing and wonders what happened to "The Sound of Music".
Summary: While I'm not fond of the genre either, I don't think that it heralds the end of civilization. What I do think is that Elly is too busy moping to actually share her vision with her children. Instead of griping and whining and bullying, she should be teaching her kids what she wants. Granted, what she wants is to make the world safe for terrified idiots like her but she should at least be honest about it.