Watch Night of the Creeps
- 1 hr 28 min
Night of the Creeps is a classic horror flick that was released in 1986. It was directed by Fred Dekker and starred Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, and Steve Marshall. The movie is a perfect blend of humor, horror, and science fiction that has made it a cult classic. The story begins in the 50s when an alien spaceship crash-lands on earth. The aliens release a slug-like creature that infects a young college student who later appears dead. Fast forward to the 80s, and a couple of college students, Chris (Jason Lively) and J.C. (Steve Marshall) come across cryogenically frozen bodies of the 50s college students while trying to pledge a fraternity. When they accidentally revive one of the bodies, they unleash the slug-like creature that later infects the whole campus turning everyone into zombies.
Meanwhile, the local police officer, Detective Cameron (Tom Atkins), who has a personal vendetta against the alien species responsible for his wife's death, is investigating the case. Cameron is assisted by Chris and J.C., who are in search of Chris's love interest, Cindy (Jill Whitlow), who got infected by the alien parasites. With time running out, the three of them race against the clock to stop the alien invasion before it's too late.
One of the things that make Night of the Creeps such a beloved horror movie is its perfect blend of horror and comedy. There are moments where the movie is genuinely scary and moments where it is hilariously funny. For instance, when one of the infected students' heads suddenly splits open and the alien parasite comes out, it's both gruesome and funny.
The movie is also a tribute to 50s horror movies, complete with a black and white opening sequence, and filled with Easter eggs throughout the movie that pays homage to classic horror movies such as The Blob, The Thing, and Night of the Living Dead.
Another thing that makes Night of the Creeps a success is its cast. Tom Atkins delivers a fantastic performance as the hard-boiled detective, and Jason Lively is charming as the lead college student. Steve Marshall is hilarious as J.C., and Jill Whitlow is an excellent choice as the love interest.
Moreover, the practical effects and makeup in the movie are top-notch, especially for a low-budget horror movie. The creatures look terrifying and disgusting, and the blood and gore are believable without being too over the top.
In conclusion, Night of the Creeps is a cult classic that horror fans should not miss. It's a perfect blend of horror, comedy, and science fiction that doesn't take itself too seriously. The movie's cast, practical effects, and homage to classic horror movies make it a must-watch for any horror fan.
Night of the Creeps is a 1986 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 62.