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Night of the Creeps Reviews

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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
(58%)
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.
½ August 26, 2014
The horror... The horror...
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.

Home video

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.



Alternate ending

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 29, 2014
This is 80's horror comedy greatness. Smart enough to not take itself too seriously.
June 29, 2014
Classic B-movie with lots of irony, fun, and gory effects
June 23, 2014
It is what it is and it knows it, which makes it a lot of fun. The B-movie mockery of the classic retro films pieces together wonderfully. It has a noble place aside Evil Dead and Dead Alive.
½ June 7, 2014
A low budget sci-fi, horror, 80's coming of age movie mash up that lives up to it's cult movie status. Equal parts funny, silly, and gross this little homage-to-the-genre midnight flick is worth revisiting.
June 4, 2014
Great horror/comedy film!
June 3, 2014
Good Ole Fashioned Popcorn Horror Flick!
Super Reviewer
June 3, 2014
This is a fun, and affectionate, tribute to a wide variety of genres. 50s alien invasion films is probably the most prominent genre that is paid tribute. There's also a tribute to famous horror film directors of the era as several of the characters' names are inspired by horror filmmakers. George Romero, Sam Raimi, David Cronenberg, John Landis, James Cameron, Steve Miner, Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter, among others. So this was clearly made by someone who knew, and loved, the horror and sci-fi genre and I think it definitely shows in the final product. I don't think it was a perfect film, but it's definitely a movie that I had a lot of fun watching. It's got every B-movie cliche you can possibly think of. I think Fred Dekker must have been clairvoyant, because this film might have the douchiest 80s douchebag I've ever seen in a film. The time since this film's release has redefined the word douchebag and, I don't know why, this character comes across as even more of one in this day and age than he probably would've back in the day. This douchebaggery has definitely aged like a fine wine, it's better ow than it was originally. Jason Lively leaves a lot to be desired as an actor, but this is a horror movie so who really gives a shit about acting? With that said, that doesn't mean there aren't a pair memorable performances. Tom Atkins gives a fabulously entertaining performance as this cop haunted by his high school sweetheart's brutal murder. It's goofy and tongue-in-cheek and, by my estimation, Tom Atkins seemed to have a blast doing this role. Steve Marshall as JC, Chris' best friend, is also entertaining here. His quick-witted delivery somewhat reminded me a bit of Robert Downey Jr. Of course, he's not as good as Downey, but he is still entertaining. So yes, this film probably hasn't aged as well as other horror classics, but I definitely think it's something that horror nerds will greatly enjoy thanks to its many references to classics, and even some non-classics like Plan 9 from Outer Space. This is a good movie. It's not as grotesque as some of the 80s best horror films, but I had a lot of fun watching this movie, even with the rating I gave it. Horror nerds will be in heaven here.
May 11, 2014
Fantastic goof on 50s Sci-Fi Horror matinees. Tom Atkins steals the show...as he tends to do. There are moments in this movie so heartfelt and well played you'll be genuinely moved. A absolute classic.
April 30, 2014
I've been on a bit of a 80s horror film kick this year, sadly i wasnt a big fan of this one, i dont feel it knew what it wanted to be, sometimes it was being silly tho other times it tried to be serious, i personally prefer the ones that are just real campy and dont try to be realistic, its still watchable, but i had higher expectations, tho its cool seeing dick miller pop up
April 23, 2014
You need to be in the right mood to appreciate this comedy horror ... it has some classic quotes.
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