Night of the Creeps (1986)

notc1“What is this? A homicide, or a bad B-movie?” – Detective Cameron

Number of Times Seen – Numerous times (at least 5 times on cable in teh ’80’s and 11 Feb 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A college campus is infested with alien slugs that turn people into Zombies. Three kids and a burnt out cop need to try and find a way to stop them.

My Take on it – This was a movie that I totally had forgotten about until I saw a conversation between Table9Mutant and Eric of the IPC that mentions it. (Thanks guys for allowing that eavesdrop).

I was flooded with memories of slugs and college kids, so I decided to re-watch it.

As many of you know, I am NOT a fan of horror movies, but this one is so campy, I have a hard time classifying it as one.

I admit, the plot here is quite simple and (thankfully) not scary at all.

But it was fun as hell re-watching it.  Throughout my viewing I kept getting flashes of memories reminding me what was going to happen, but that didn’t matter to me at all since I was enjoying it so much.

The only actor who really has a career after this movie was David Paymer (who, ironically, has a really small part as a scientist), so don’t watch this to see young actors who went on to make it big afterwards, because that doesn’t happen here.

The one thing I loved about my previous viewings was the final scene and was slightly disappointed that since I watched the Directors Cut he changed it.  I’m not sure if I agree with that change even though I understand why he did it, but at least I was able to find the final scene from the original cut online.

Bottom Line – Great cult movie.  A favorite of mine from the 80’s.  Simple plot, but effective. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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