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 <>

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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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Gordon the Cat was named after film producer Gordon Carroll. See more »


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 »


[answering phone]
Detective Cameron: Thrill me!
Sergeant Raimi: Detective Cameron?
Detective Cameron: No! Bozo the Clown!
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Bongo Rock
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S10 Reviews: Night of the Creeps (1986)
7 March 2005 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

Chris and J.C. are to college geeks. They are always the brunt of the jokes and always ready to give back a quick tongue lashing. When Chris takes a shine to one of the sorority girls both Chris and J.C. have to perform a hazing prank so they can join the fraternity and win his fair maiden. The boys are sent to the campus morgue to get a body but through a series of fowl ups reanimate a cryogenically frozen body that has an alien parasite residing in its body. It seems these parasites enter your mouth and take over your body whether you're dead or alive. Hilarity ensues as Chris and a police detective attempt to save the campus then the world.

Night of the Creeps is one seriously fun film. A mixture of1950's sci-fi films mixed with some zombie action and a lot of humor. Night of the Creeps is a gem that needs to be revived in the DVD age. Tom Atkins is the highlight as the foul-mouthed and sarcastic detective that accompanies Chris during the debacle.

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