Night of the Creeps

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Night of the Creeps Overview

In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that transform their hosts into killer zombies.

Who Stars in Night of the Creeps

Jason Lively
Christopher 'Chris' Romero

Jason Lively

Steve Marshall
James Carpenter 'J.C.' Hooper

Steve Marshall

Jill Whitlow
Cynthia 'Cindy' Cronenberg

Jill Whitlow

Tom Atkins
Det. Ray Cameron

Tom Atkins

Wally Taylor
Detective Landis

Wally Taylor

Allan Kayser
Brad

Allan Kayser


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Review for Night of the Creeps

Author: John Chard

What is this? A homicide, or a bad B-movie? Not exactly what you would call an unknown horror comedy, but there is the distinct feeling that it should be better known. As its cult fan base will attest, this is blast of a movie, a homage to the "B" schlockers of lore. Directed by Fred Dekker, the premise sees some alien beings eject a flask of alien slugs down to earth, which lands at a fraternity campus, something which cause mayhem some years later when a frozen body is disturbed at the medical lab and the slugs are unleashed. Cue infestation that turns people into zombies! The pic plays up to the clichés of fraternity based movies, with nerds and nudity on tap, all smothered in a gooey horror comedy sauce. One-liners are ripe, the characterisations also, the latter of which fronted by a glorious Tom Atkins as a hard drinking hard - boiled detective with issues and quips ready to be poured out. It's not genius film making, but given the low budget it deserves its cult status, because it never pauses for breath and it's very aware of what it wants to be - and crucially who its target audience is. 7/10


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TriStar Pictures

Delphi V Productions


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Status
Released

Release Date
1986-08-21

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 28 mins

Genres
Comedy Horror Science Fiction

Keywords
monster spacecraft experiment brain ax police murder alien sorority morgue undead serial killer zombie corpse teenager violence fraternity parasite


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