Night of the Creeps

1986

Fred Dekker
Director
TriStar Pictures
Studio

Alien slugs wreak havoc on a college campus.

One of my favorite movies of the 80s, a fun horror film that, like Dekker's Monster Squad, knows all the genre tropes (both classic and slasher) and has fun playing with them. The leads are likable and believable, but above all this is Tom Atkins' film. He gets the chance all character actors would love to have and knocks it out of the park.

Thrill me. . .

Note: All the frat boys and sorority sisters are named in the cast, but only a couple are referred to by name in dialogue, making them near impossible to accurately identify. Same thing goes for the Beta Zombies.

-Dave W.



22nd August 1986
Cinema



88 mins
1.85:1




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Jason Lively
Chris Romero
Steve Marshall
J.C. (James Carpenter) Hooper
Jill Whitlow
Cynthia Cronenberg
Tom Atkins
Detective Ray Cameron
Tom Atkins
Detective Ray Cameron
Wally Taylor
Detective Landis
Bruce Solomon
Sergeant Raimi
Vic Polizos
Jake, the Coroner
Allan Kayser
Brad
(as Allan J. Kayser)
Allan Kayser
Brad
(as Allan J. Kayser)
Ken Heron
Johnny
Ken Heron
Johnny
Alice Cadogan
Pam Craven
Alice Cadogan
Pam Craven
June Harris
Karen
June Harris
Karen
David Paymer
Young Scientist
David Paymer
Young Scientist
David Oliver
Steve
Dick Miller
Walt, Police Armorer
(yes, his nametag says W. Paisley)
Evelyne Smith
House Mother
Ivan E. Roth
Ax Murderer
Ivan E. Roth
Psycho Zombie
Daniel Frishman
Alien Zombie
Kevin Thompson
Alien Pursuer #1
Joseph S. Griffo
Alien Pursuer #2
Katherine Britton
Sorority Girl on Phone
Leslie Ryan
Sorority Girl with Hairbrush
Dave Alan Johnson
Young Roy Cameron
Suzanne Snyder
Lisa
Jay Wakeman
Judy
Elizabeth Cox
Kathy
Emily Fiola
Jennifer
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Sorority Girl
(one of the above)
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Sorority Girl
(one of the above)
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Sorority Girl
(one of the above)
Russell Moss
Biff
Richard DeHaven
Dick
John J. York
Todd
Jim Townsend
Chett
Tom Donaldson
Cop Outside Sorority
(as Tex Donaldson)
Jay Arlen Jones
Cop at Police Station
Craig Schaefer
Irksome Cop at Cryogenics Lab
Richard Sassin
Irksome Cop at Murder Scene
Robert Kerman
Patrolman with Searchlight
(Officer Altman)
Jack Lightsy
Patrol Car Driver
Elizabeth Alda
Cop in Alley
David B. Miller
Beta Zombie
Earl Ellis
Beta Zombie
Arick Stillwagon
Beta Zombie
Robert Kurtzman
Beta Zombie
Ted Rae
Beta Zombie
Keith Werle
Beta Zombie
Howard Berger
Beta Zombie
Beal Carrotes
Beta Zombie
Robert Kino
Mr. Miner
Todd Bryant
Informative Student
Dawn Schroder
Sorority Girl at Squad Car
Chris Dekker
Dormie #1 (Paul)
Brian MacGregor
Dormie #2
John F. Beard
Voice:Radio Newscaster
(I think)
(uncredited)
Gordon the Cat
Himself
(uncredited)
Bela Lugosi
Ghoul Man
(archival footage from Plan 9)
(uncredited)
Dudley Manlove
Eros
(archival footage from Plan 9)
(uncredited)
Joanna Lee
Tanna
(archival footage from Plan 9)
(uncredited)
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Cop in Alley
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Frat Bus Driver
Shane Black
Cop in Police Station
(uncredited)
Melanie Manos
Blair
(uncredited)
Greg Nicotero
Extra
Mickey Gilbert
Stunt Coordinator

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