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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

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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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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Homecoming Night  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$591,366 (USA)
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Trivia

Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger play Zombie extras. See more »

Goofs

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

J.C. Hooper: Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God! Do you think it's taking the Lord's name in vain to say "oh my God" a whole bunch of times really fast like that?
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Features Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

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The Big Heat
Performed by Stan Ridgway
Courtesy of IRS Records
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You'll scream like a banshee!

As i sat with baited breath. Holding in my hand my newly acquired copy of Fred Dekker's directorial debut "Night Of the Creeps" i pondered to myself. I had first watched this wonderful little Sciience fiction horror masterpiece way back upon it's first release on video tape in 1986.

Could the movie still carry such a lofty reputation as it had done all those years since i had last watched it as a teenager hooked on horror movies. Well of course the answer was an unprecedented yes. Still as fresh and funny second time around. Memories lingered in my mind of the many scenes and hip and happening dialogue that sprung forth from the many characters that wandered through this little gem.

As we fade in, we find ourselves transported to an alien spaceship travelling through the galaxy, two little aliens carrying zapper guns chasing a third, who as it happens is possessed by something sinister and is about to launch a canister containing a lethal parasite off the spaceship and off into the unknown and so it begins.

Star of the show for me has to be Tom Atkins playing yet again another one of those grizzled cops, who in his time on the force has seen it, done it, could write a book about it. However for once, unlike his role in "Maniac Cop" He is given many wonderful lines of hard boiled dialogue to chew on.

Ably assisted by a then young and unknown group of young actors, Jason Lively who would later take the lead in one of Roland Emmerich's first movies "Ghost Chase" Also look out for the actress Suzanne Syder way before "The Return Of The Living Dead 2" and "Killer Klowns From Outer Space" in a small and very brief cameo.

Stranger to think that Fred Dekker's career appears to have found it's way into television land, sit back and scream like a banshee at this truly fast and furious romp form the 1980's Then think about this, why can't they make them like this anymore Without any hesitation, 10 out of 10!


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