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It was absolutely hilarious!! The giant rats could not be any less animated, although having said that, the actors were worse!! Their attempts at terrified screams were worthy of Oscar nominations in the comedy category.
Watch this film when you a feeling miserable!! It cannot fail to make you laugh!!!
"Creepozoids" is probably one of the most under-rated films of the late 1980s. While it is true that the plot is a bit thin, the acting average and the special effects not overly stunning, it doesn't deserve the low rating it tends to receive. IMDb, for example, gives this film a paltry 2.2 -- yet, I can say with confidence I've seen countless 5/10 films that were far worse and much less entertaining. This film has a certain B-movie fun factor to it that really provides a lot of charm.
What will probably draw most people to this film is the appearance of Linnea Quigley. And if you're looking for more of her clothes-free scream queening (if "Return of the Living Dead" isn't enough), this film will be right up your alley -- even in a world with contaminated water and rodents of unusual size, Linnea finds the time to have a steamy, sexy shower scene.
The Guy Moon score is cheesy but effective. The effects department... that's a bit odd. We have an alien in a rubber suit. Large rats that don't move at all unless a victim throws them. And a metal tunnel that is only filmed on two of the four sides, making it appear that the person crawling through it is merely low along the wall and not actually in a vent. If the budget was a concern, I think they saved a few dollars along the way.
I really did enjoy the film, though. At a short 70 minutes, the pace is quick and leaves little time to lose interest. Some of the bad dialog can be excused, and despite the fact many people have called this film derivative of "Alien", I just don't see it. I saw much more in common with splatter-melt flicks such as "Street Trash" or "Demons". In this department, the effects were top-notch.
I may be alone on this, but I'd love for Full Moon (or anyone) to release a special edition of this film, perhaps for its 25th anniversary in 2012. An audio commentary with the director and Linnea Quigley would be welcome, and if any outtakes, behind the scenes or cut shots exist, these might be of interest. I really found this to be a good example of an enjoyable film made on the cheap, far more fun and entertaining than bigger Full Moon flicks like "Puppet Master".
Bottomline, if you're a fan of crap movies and consider them to be as entertaining as any Hollywood drama, then at least rent this movie. I just purchased it for $3 for my local video store. It's a keeper, simply for the fact that there are both monster babies and giants rats. period.
The most difficult summary that I have written in IMDb is this one, since "Creepzoids" does not have a reasonable story. I first believed that Creepozoid was the monster, but then I realized that there is only one, and the title is plural. So I deduced that Creepozoids are the giant rats, but I am not sure. Ed Wood is probably shaking in his grave with the competition of the awful David DeCoteau. The cast is terrible, but fortunately it seems that Richard L. Hawkins (the worst) quit the career. He could be successful in running, since the cast was very well-trained spending the whole movie running in a corridor. The best scene of the movie is the sexy Linnea Quigley showering; the rest is absolutely forgettable. My vote is two.
Title (Brazil): "Creepozoids"
Creepozoids isn't a total waste of time, but it's not something you'll want to go out of your way to find either.
It seems Dave DeCoteau thought he was making a tightly-wound sci-fi thriller. But the pace is so languid that any sense of suspense is lost within the first few minutes. We are just waiting for the cast to get devoured. And its a long wait.
CREEPOZOIDS is the kind of film that is "so-bad-that-you-never-want-to-watch-it-again". And, needless to say, I haven't. Unless you are a Quigley fan, avoid this bit of cheap pond scum.
Directed by B-movie hack David DeCoteau, and starring Linnea Quigley, the quintessential 80s scream queen (plus a pre-hardcore Ashlyn Gere, here credited as Kim McKamy), this film is a very cheap and very trashy Alien rip-off that manages to be vaguely entertaining thanks to its sheer awfulness: marvel at Quigley's nipple enhancing vest and her uncanny ability to locate a working shower, even in an end-of-the-world scenario; be totally surprised when Gere DOESN'T remove her top; spot the major goof as one character reads a computer journal out loud, but his words fail to match those displayed on the screen; laugh as the cast wrestle with unconvincing, over-sized stuffed rodents; be amazed as DeCoteau foolishly attempts to recreate Ridley Scott's shocking mess-room scene from Alien; and wonder WTF is going on as a mutant baby erupts from the creature and proceeds to attack the sole survivor.
Laughable effects plague this little sci-fi monster movie, including a large puppet rat and this sharp-teethed killer baby fetus(..both which go right for the jugular) which births itself from it's giant creature mother! The grisly effects of what happens to humans who unfortunately ingest the black oily substance(..a type of blood, I assume) contained within the monster highlight the gory specialties of the filmmakers involved, more impressive than the creature itself which is essentially another rubber-suited stuntman. The monster suit looks like a giant bug or something with fangs and crab-like claws which open and shut when the fiend extends it's mouth. The film is pretty much over at the 60 minute mark but DeCoteau and company decide to bring out the damned fetus, with no turning back. Linnea Quigley gets star treatment in CREEPOZOIDS, headlining the cast..and not fifteen minutes in, she's baring those wonderful tits and that fantastic body in a shower sequence with her buff lover, Butch(Ken Abraham). Richard L Hawkins(..who is really the star, to tell the truth) is the leader, Jake, who has to contend with both the giant monster and it's baby at the end. Michael Aranda is rewarded the show-stopping "ALIEN John Hurt dinner death" sequence, as the team's computer geek, Jesse, whose body reacts destructively to food(..he encountered the monster who forced that black blood inside of him). Ashlyn Gere is Kate, the other tough broad on the team who is in love with Jake and suffers an ugly facial reaction after the mutant rat tears into her throat, causing her to violently attack Quigley's Bianca. The make-up effects are okay, hideous and icky reactions to the physiological attacks from within, but this is a case where budgetary restrictions doomed the filmmakers.
David DeCoteau used to make good bad movies, unlike today. Movies like Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama were great cheesefests of the 80's. Creepozoids is one of his good bad movies; it's cheap, fun, and schlocky. It's a terrible film with a group of five actors running up and down the same corridor and not really doing that much. But there is something charming about it that I'm going to chalk up to nostalgia. But it could be the Linnea Quigley shower scene. The storyline involves a group of AWOL soldiers trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Acid rain is about to pour down on them which forces them to take shelter in an abandoned scientific warehouse. Before you can say "Alien", some sort of amino acid creature stalks the cast for the duration of the movie. Linnea Quigley is the only name you might recognize here. The rest of the cast does fine in a movie that is what it is. For a neat post-apocalyptic, people-trapped-in-a-warehouse double feature, watch Rats: Night of Terror. That is, if you like bad movies.
After a nuke attack, not shown, survivors are searching for shelter to hide from the acid rain. The ran into an abandoned government research facility. Of course the experiments done left some kind of creature alive in the facility. It's from there that the horror comes in. But it comes in the wrong way. You really have to wait a long time before the mutated comes in and the survivors are under attack. First attack is some kind of giant rat but have a look, it looked stupid and it even didn't move. The second attack was the creature itself, pure rubber. Maybe the last 10 minutes are worth watching with the baby but still. No, this isn't good, no suspense, no red stuff, a real horror to watch except for...
Gore 0/5 Nudity 1/5 Effects 2/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5
So if you choose to watch this what do you get? A group of quite uninteresting characters haul up in a containment facility. The nerd starts thinking this is not a great place to hide and salvage. He climbs through a little vent under a computer desk and finally after 20 mins some alien stuff begins. after an attack he returns acting normal, till like alien he completely ruins supper time by exploding blood and having some serious mangled hand problems. They decide its not the cuisine they ate but that vent so in they venture... From here its zombie crew-mates that dribble blood, with an alien guy in a rubber suit attacks, A killer baby and giant rodents?!? The alien is quite a cool suit, and the rodents provide necessary amusement as do their toy bodies being shot, stamped on etc. I couldn't help but think if they left that vent alone, all would have been fine.
The film is quite pacey after the opening 20 mins, so skip that and watch a 50 min short. you'll figure out who's who soon enough. Then they die anyway