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Night of the Creeps Reviews

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April 3, 2015
Falling nicely into horror-comedy territory, Night Of The Creeps is funny and creepy due to solid acting including an entertaining wise-cracking performance by Tom Atkins.
½ February 17, 2015
Surprised I didn't catch this one when I was young. Great 80's frightfest, with very bizarre alien appearances topping and tailing the film.
½ January 19, 2015
In 1986 director Fred Dekker made this film which included homages to the recent Alien, 1950s invaders from space Sci-Fi films, Romero's Night/Dawn/Day zombie trilogy (it was still just three films then), and John Hughes movies (yes, Sixteen Candles, the Breakfast Club, ET-al). It was a favorite video rental back in the day but has been unavailable for years until Sony released the recent director's cut on Blu-ray. The picture looks great but unfortunately some of the poor FX become more noticeable in this edition. The best part is the director's commentary in which Dekker talks about making the film and points out some of the mistakes he felt he made (generally he's pretty happy with it, especially since he restored his original ending to the film). The (then) young leads (Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, and Jill Whitlow) do a good job but the best performance is by Tom Atkins as a cop. The university and many of the characters are named after horror movie directors. A fun movie.
November 29, 2014
Entertaining and one of the better 80s homages to the 50s
November 13, 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.
½ November 9, 2014
Really pretty lame - not really even a fun "B"
½ October 29, 2014
A very cheesey 80's horror-comedy.
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.
½ October 13, 2014
B movie, it has some great one liners.
½ 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!
½ 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 27, 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.
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