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Night of the Creeps (1986)

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Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Steve Marshall ...
Jill Whitlow ...
Cynthia
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Wally Taylor ...
Detective Landis
Bruce Solomon ...
Sgt. Raimi
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Coroner
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Brad (as Allan J. Kayser)
Ken Heron ...
Johnny
Alice Cadogan ...
Pam
June Harris ...
Karen
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Young Scientist
David Oliver ...
Steve
Evelyne Smith ...
House Mother
Ivan E. Roth ...
Psycho Zombie
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Storyline

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. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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If you scream... you're dead. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Homecoming Night  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$591,366 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Gordon the Cat was named after film producer Gordon Carroll. See more »

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When J.C. first opens the door of his bathroom stall, there is no graffiti on the wall behind Mr. Miner's corpse. The graffiti appears when he emerges from the stall and crawls across the floor. See more »

Quotes

Brad: Okay, so we put you up to it... but we said the Phi Omega Gamma house, *not* the Kappa Delta sorority. Do you know the difference?
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Connections

References The Thing (1982) See more »

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"...Screaming like, Banshees!!"
17 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Wow! I must say that I grew up in the 80's, and had never before heard of this film when it came out, initially. My guess would be that it played in very brief, limited release, or was a product of a "straight-to-video" release. In either case, a tragedy. I discovered this film, late one night, while watching Cinemax. I saw that it was from 1986, and starred Jason Lively, who I vaguely remembered from National Lampoon's European Vacation. I never gave much of a second thought to his performance in that film, but he was surprisingly decent here. Since I am an avid Horror film fan, and this was a product of the 80's that I was not at all familiar with, it picqued my curiosity. So, I decided to give this one a try, and am so glad that I chose to do so. What a refreshing little gem this was to discover. I can't believe I had never heard anything about it before, one way or another. A great little "B-movie", that does not take itself too seriously. This film has it all: terrific writing, impressive acting, (especially Tom Atkins), zombies, creepy slugs, an ax-murderer, aliens, fraternity studs, sorority babes, as well as, lovable lonely dorks. This would make an excellent double feature, along with Re-Animator. I only hope that this film will, one day, get to see the light of day, and be given a royal DVD release, (hint, hint, Anchor Bay). Do not miss an opportunity to see this one, if you can.


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