Night of the Creeps
Release: August 22, 1986
Release: August 22, 1986

Virtually unnoticed during its brief theatrical run, this wildly entertaining horror-comedy achieved healthy cult status following its home-video and cable TV releases. The directorial debut of Fred Dekker (writer of the successful horror parody House), this low-budget effort throws alien monsters, axe-wielding killers, flesh-eating zombies, nudity, and (gasp!) drunken fraternity shenanigans into a blender, spiced with witty one-liners and references to dozens of horror classics (and anti-classics). The result is a satisfying treat that will tickle the tastebuds of horror fans. The film's nominal protagonists are a pair of randy fraternity pledges (Jason Lively, Steve Marshall) who open a literal can of worms when they steal a corpse from the campus medical facility and release a horde of space-leeches, which proceed to infest the bodies of everyone in sight. The host bodies subsequently become homicidal zombies with a penchant for popping in on unsuspecting (and undressing) sorority girls. The town's only hope (such as it is) seems to be a hard-boiled ex-cop (Tom Atkins), who has uncovered the secret link between the zombie invasion and a 30-year-old axe-murder case... and who's also several sandwiches shy of a picnic. Dekker keeps things moving at a brisk pace thanks to some outrageous set-pieces (some of which happen so quickly they'll have viewers reaching for the pause button) and clever dialogue, particularly for Atkins ("Girls, the good news is your dates are here; the bad news is, they're dead"), who dives into his crusty character with relish

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Quotes
Night Janitor: "Screaming like Banshees."
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Detective Cameron: "Thrill me! -Detective Cameron"
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Chris Romero: "Detective, other than confessing to a murder, is there a point to this conversation? -Chris Romero"
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Detective Cameron: "Corpses that have been dead for twenty-seven years do not get up and go for a walk by themselves! -Detective Cameron"
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Detective Cameron: "What I'm going to need is your standard flame thrower. -Detective Cameron"
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Detective Cameron: "It's Miller time! -Detective Cameron"
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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? -J.C. Hooper"
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Comments
10 years, 9 months ago
slither was very much like the same movie both good thouth
    11 years, 6 months ago
    great movie and tom atkins rules,"they got alfalfa" lol
      14 years, 7 months ago
      XD HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
        14 years, 9 months ago
        This is another movie I remembered from my childhood, but could never remember what it was called. All I remember is that they have to shot the zombies in the head, then torch them to kill the leech thing.
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