I'm not one who's really into zombie flicks because some are just either over the top or just plain annoying. Why? Because no one can ever kill them! However, Night of the Creeps (1986) is one of those zombie movies that stand out from all the others. I went into this movie not expecting anything for a couple reasons: I didn't know any of the actors, I had no idea what the plot involved and because I was bored one night and had nothing else better to do than to watch this film. My whole perspective was changed when the film had ended. Nothing beats this film when it comes to lovable characters and very unique special effects.
|Cynthia (Jill Whitlow) & Chris (Jason Lively)....Cute right?|
|Tom Atkins as Detective Ray Cameron who has|
a dark past....
What I like the most about this film is the science-fiction/horror aspect. In the beginning of this film the audience is introduced to an alien who's trying to get rid of something that we don't know of at first. Just the aliens themselves are cool to watch. They look like the Ewoks from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) without the fur. Once the movie gets going, the audience gets to witness the alien "slugs" (if that's what they are). I love the way they move, and I love sounds that they make when they're scuttling on the ground; it gives them a very icky, sticky, slimy feel. I also love the part of the film that builds up to the climax. I can't say much here but I think being paired up with your girlfriend/boyfriend with a shotgun/flame-thrower, fighting off zombies together is the sexiest date! Props to Fred Dekker for this funny horror fest!
Considered to be director Fred Dekker's best work, Night of the Creeps has an attractive appeal that will not only deliver chuckles but also the "creeps" (as stated in the title). The actors work great together and the special effects are really something to admire.
Points Earned --> 10:10