Night of the Creeps (1986)

Night of the Creeps (1986)

Released: 1986
Genre: Comedy, Genre, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director: Fred Dekker
Starring: Steve Marshall, Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, ,
Run time: 88 min
IMDb: 6.8/10
Country: USA
Views: 75969


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.
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User Reviews: Viewing this particular film as a straight horror movie is a mistake. When I first saw this film (in 1989 or so) I thought it was a terrible horror movie and shut it off about half way through. I was under the impression it was a straight up zombie movie from the box art. There where some attempts at humor that fell flat. My problem was I was expecting "Dawn of the Dead" (or at least Day). On second enconter (around 1995) I laughed myself silly. I got the joke. The script is actually a joyous tribute to 50’s-80’s "B-Movies", Mad science, aliens, couples necking in a convertable (in black and white no less) and a catchphrase spewing hard boiled gumshoe. With out the preconceived notions I found this film quite charming. While not the best of the comedy/horror mix (Scream, American Werewolf in London…) this is a decent attempt at the cross-genre and best enjoyed with freinds.

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