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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

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

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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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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Trivia

A fair share of the film was shot in an old Woolworth's department store that was converted into a makeshift studio. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Detective Cameron: What's this?
Detective Landis: It was a grad student. He was scheduled to work here this evening.
Detective Cameron: Looks like he worked a little too hard, huh?
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References The Little Rascals (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stroll
Written by Nancy Lee (uncredited) and Clyde Otis (uncredited)
Performed by The Diamonds
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects, A Division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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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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