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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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Fred Dekker

Writer:

Fred Dekker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lively ... Chris
Steve Marshall ... J.C.
Jill Whitlow ... Cynthia
Tom Atkins ... Ray Cameron
Wally Taylor Wally Taylor ... Detective Landis
Bruce Solomon ... Sgt. Raimi
Vic Polizos ... Coroner
Allan Kayser ... Brad (as Allan J. Kayser)
Ken Heron ... Johnny
Alice Cadogan ... Pam
June Harris June Harris ... Karen
David Paymer ... 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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Plot Keywords:

alien | survival | zombie | prologue | slug | See All (41) »

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They don't bother to knock See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homecoming Night See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$591,366
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview on the blu-ray, Tom Atkins enthusiastically stated that of all the films he's starred in this is his personal favorite. In a Horrors Hollowed Grounds feature on the Just Deserts documentary, he stated that director Fred Dekker is one of the few that he'd still love to work with. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Chris Romero: Detective, other than confessing to a murder, is there a point to this conversation?
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Alternate Versions

Originally filmed with an ending in which Ray Cameron walks out of the house as a zombie, then collapses in front of a cemetery as the slug-like creatures escape from his body and head toward the graves; the alien spacecraft from the opening scene then arrives and begins to search the graveyard with spotlights. For the original theatrical and home video releases this was replaced with a briefer ending in which a slug-creature jumps out of the zombie-dog's mouth as the characters watch the sorority house burn down. The version with the original ending was used for some TV airings and later released as the Director's Cut (which includes the re-shot ending as a separate bonus feature). See more »

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Let Go
Performed by Intimate Strangers
Courtesy of IRS Records
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Now This - Is Something To See
1 September 2003 | by XFASee all my reviews

This movie is so super cool. I love this movie. Even though the stars are like second - billing , this movie is still like no other - its original all in it's own right. Had to be a drive - in film from the looks of the release date. Wish I seen it there! If you have a slug in you , on you or around you - to say the least - you're totally bumming. 80s comedy - horror at its best. Makes you laugh and scares you into jumping out of your seat. Spooky. Funny and different make this a favorite of mine...and maybe yours! I rate this 9 / 10


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