Night of the Creeps Reviews
April 21, 2007
Continued the annual tradition with this past October's viewing and fully stand behind my original ratings for this classic.
"I finally got around to re-watching the bootleg I'd purchased, and this film was as much fun as ever. A perfect way to kick off my Halloween day viewing for this year, this set a fun and light-hearted tone for the day."
A great 80's horror classic well worth tracking down, and I've even splurged on the Blu-ray at this point, which is awesome.
October 5, 2014
Entertaining and one of the better 80s homages to the 50s
November 12, 2014
Night of the Creeps is a great low budget horror-comedy film. It has great effects, and good acting. It does gives some great references to other horror films that horror fans would be looking for in this film. The kills are good, and the characters are good too. It's got some laughs and it has a good scare once in a while. I can see where Slither got its influence from. The only problem I have with it is that it feels like a standard horror-comedy film. If you don't have anything to do and don't know what to watch, I say go check this out, it's entertaining.
November 9, 2014
Really pretty lame - not really even a fun "B"
October 22, 2014
Tom Atkins is the man.
October 20, 2014
"Night of the Creeps" is never better than its black-and-white 50's prologue, but the film fails to satirize, capitalize on, or transcend its pulpy source material, leaving us instead with a mere collection of horror cliches given an 80's makeover. It's essentially a college-dudebro comedy combined with a zombie film-- probably two of my least favorite genres-- so perhaps this one was never going to work for me. The characters are loosely drawn ciphers whose dynamics are blander, less affecting versions of those found in the comparable (and much superior) "Fright Night" released the year before.
A loving pulp-horror-homage with occasional moments of inspiration, but ultimately a forgettable one.
October 13, 2014
B movie, it has some great one liners.
October 7, 2014
Schlocky horror/comedy from the '80s with Rusty from "European Vacation," the doctor from "Halloween III," Mr. Futterman from "Gremlins," and future Oscar-nominee David Paymer.
October 5, 2014
Want a zombie movie? Want a Sci-Fi-Inspired alien invasion movie? Tom Atkins? Here's your movie. Fred Dekker went on to make "Monster Squad" (which is also amazing,) but this is a classic. Its goofy, violent, and awesome. Just watch it. As of writing this review, it's on Netflix. Stop reading this and watch the movie, ok?
September 24, 2014
Enjoyably cheesy in practically every scene, this is a fun more than horror but has plenty of both elements.
September 23, 2014
A bright and breezy horror comedy that is largely, and rather sadly, almost entirely forgotten about. This is a more ambitious movie than most 80's gore flicks, and the opening with funny little aliens basting a pod onto 1950's America is handled really well as it has a sense that almost anything could happen. The movie settles down after that and becomes a largely typical college set teen movie, but the characters a likeable, and there still is plenty more fun to be had. The zombie frozen in a tube is similar to the one in "Return of the living dead", only here is makes little sense why a college would have a man frozen on campus for 27 years, but once the slug monsters start leaping into peoples (as well as cats and dogs) mouths and all hell breaks loose it really doesn't matter. So it may make little logical sense, but it's well worth tracking down, especially for zombie comedy fans.
September 15, 2014
How did i not know of this Movie before? This horror comedy is great and features everything you could ever want in a b-movie from drunken fraternity boys to aliens to zombie axe murderers. With a healthy dose of callouts and references, gore and over the top acting Night of the Creeps is at least as deserving of cult status as The return of the Living Dead.
August 31, 2014
Tom Mother F***ing Atkins....nuff said
August 31, 2014
B-Movie zombie spoof. Visitors from outer space seek sanctuary inside human stomachs and enter via the mouth. Enjoyable and funny!
August 30, 2014
A crazy and very random Horror Comedy. The beginning is slow and a bit boring but it picks up a great deal. Im sure this film inspired the 2006 film Slither.
August 26, 2014
B-movie horror with the one-liners to prove it. More intentionally made to be a B-movie rather than it falling into that category. Night of the Creeps is lacking the thrills and chills, but everything else is classic.
August 27, 2014
Vastly underrated Horror film with its tongue firmly placed in its cheek and some cracking dialogue to boot.
Chris Romero and his friend James Carpenter Hooper are two nerdy guys desperate to fit in by trying to join the best fraternity on college campus.
They are given the task of stealing a corpse and dumping it outside another fraternity house.
Trouble is the corpse they try to steal contains a leech like alien life form which they unleash on the student body with typically horrifying results.
The only person who can save the teens is burnt out cop Ray Cameron played to perfection by Tom Atkins who has a nice line in sardonic humour even when the odds are stacked against him.
Its true to say Director Fred Dekker is paying homage to the great B Movies of the 50s and 60s and its also noticeable that most of the leads in the film are named after Horror Film directors.
That said the film does manage to stand on it sown to feet as a horror comedy and its pleasing to see the film is now seen as one of the very best in the genre.
August 24, 2014
WOW....BRILLIANT...AMAZING...GENIUS.....UNDERRATED...FANTASTIC....THIS IS SUCH A FANTASTIC MOVIE 2 WATCH.....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie....i think that jason lively, steve marshall, jill whitlow, tom atkins, wally taylor, play good roles/parts throughout this movie.....i think that the director of this horror/sci-fi/fantasy/comedy movie had done a great job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.....its got good special effects throughout this movie.......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie.....man this is such a really really underrated movie 2 watch but it is such a fantastic movie 2 watch.......its got a great cast throughout this movie.....
Director Fred Dekker originally wanted to shoot the film in black and white. He included every B movie cliche he could think of and insisted on directing the script himself. The script was written in a week.
Night of the Creeps was released August 22, 1986. The domestic gross was $591,366 across 70 theaters.
The film was released on VHS and Laserdisc in 1986 by HBO/Cannon Video. Some of these feature the theatrical ending only.
The DVD and Blu-ray was released on October 27, 2009 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and contain the original ending along with some special features.
Though not shown theatrically upon its original release, the original ending showed Chris and Cynthia standing in front of the burning sorority house, then moved to the street where police cars race down the street. The charred and 'zombified' Cameron is shuffling down the street when he suddenly stops and falls to the ground. His head explodes and the slugs scamper out and head into a cemetery, as the spaceship from the beginning of the film has returned with the aliens intending to retrieve their experiment, proposing a sequel.
This original ending is on the official DVD and Blu-ray release of the film, and can be seen in some television broadcast versions of the film, some US VHS copies, and on bootleg DVD copies.
man this is such an underrated movie 2 watch but it is such a fantastic movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie it is such a brilliant movie 2 watch....it is such a really enjoyable movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie....it is such a really underrated movie 2 watch but it is so brilliant movie 2 watch, its so so so funny movie 2 watch......
June 3, 2014
Great horror/comedy film!
June 3, 2014
Good Ole Fashioned Popcorn Horror Flick!