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Night of the Creeps (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  22 August 1986 (USA)
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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:
Steve Marshall ...
Jill Whitlow ...
Wally Taylor ...
Detective Landis
Bruce Solomon ...
Sgt. Raimi
Brad (as Allan J. Kayser)
Ken Heron ...
Alice Cadogan ...
June Harris ...
Young Scientist
David Oliver ...
Evelyne Smith ...
House Mother
Ivan E. Roth ...
Psycho Zombie


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


"The good news is your dates are here. The bad news is... they're dead." See more »


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Homecoming Night  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)


$591,366 (USA)

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"Corman University" is a reference to director/producer Roger Corman. See more »


When the Bradster calls, Cynthia puts the phone to her ear twice. See more »


[answering phone]
Detective Cameron: Thrill me!
Sergeant Raimi: Detective Cameron?
Detective Cameron: No! Bozo the Clown!
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Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012) See more »


Bongo Rock
Performed by Preston Epps
Courtesy of Original Sound Record Co., Inc.
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I think thats the Morton Salt Girl
21 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

For the genre, this film is outstanding. It has absolutely everything a horror film should. This includes a performance by Tom Atkins that is worthy of serious recognition. Zombies, exploding heads, creepy crawlies and a date for the formal. Like I said this ones got it all. Alien experiment is jettison from space and lands in Anytown USA where it releases a slug like creature that wants to get in your mouth and lay eggs in your brain. The movie begins black and white set in the early 60s, which is an awesome touch by the way, and then jumps ahead to the mid eighties where were treated to a sorority gals, frat nazis, a couple of pledge geeks(our heroes), Tom Atkins cop on the edge(who delivers some of the best lines in cinema history,i.e."Duck! It's Miller Time!" Exploding heads aplenty, flamin'zombies, a great lawnmower kill, zombie cat, zombie dog, a parapelegic whos faster on crutches then his able friend, and a hilarious janitor who has only one repeating line. NOTC is everything you want from a film, a perfect 10!

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