Saturday, October 25, 2008

Night of the Creeps



Man this movie takes me back. This was on endless repeat during the late 80s on HBO and random UHF channels. I love that it's a self aware B-Movie making fun of B-Movies
It has it all; zombies, axe slashers, alien invaders, head explosions, and the obligatory nude scene. Not to mention a decent soundtrack by Barry DeVorzon. I really like the shower scene track. I can't believe this made it on youtube:



and here's the sample from the bootlegged soundtrack

Night of the Creeps - Preparing for the Formal





A little interesting trivia from wiki:

  • The six main characters share their names with seven horror movie directors:
Christopher Romero (George A. Romero)
James Carpenter Hooper (John Carpenter) and (Tobe Hooper)
Cynthia Cronenberg (David Cronenberg)
Det. Ray Cameron (James Cameron)
Det. Landis (John Landis)
Sgt. Raimi (Sam Raimi)
  • The minor characters of Cunningham and Miner the Janitor share their names with Sean S. Cunningham (Director of Friday the 13th) and Steve Miner (Director of Friday the 13th part 2 and 3). Gordon the cat is a nod to Stuart Gordon, director of ReAnimator.
  • The movie the house mother is watching on TV is Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959).
  • Graffiti on the wall of the men's room where J.C. is trying to escape a number of slugs reads, "Go Monster Squad!". The Monster Squad (1987) was also directed by Fred Dekker.


Watch the whole thing here: part 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10

1 comment:

Jacques said...

just watched the whole thing ha...amazing movie. and that shower theme is so good.