Slithery Space Slugs that shoot into your mouth, eat your brain, turn you into a zombie, and incubate in your head until it explodes with dozens more. The 80s were fun times when it came to horror movies and the 1986 NIGHT OF THE CREEPS is the first film that Geek Soul Brother is featuring in this 2012 SCREAM-A-DAY series for the 31 days of October.
Writer / director Fred Dekker brings us a gross but campy, teenage scifi horror with a little bit of pulp mixed in by way of Tom Atkins as Detective Cameron. I think you can get where this horror fan flick is coming from just by one quotable line from Atkins “Hey Girls, the good news is your dates are here! The bad news is they’re dead.”
This was a fun horror, and one of a series of space critter movies that came out around that time. Sometimes you had Alien Exterminators that came down to help the teenagers kill the creatures. And other times the teens handled things themselves, with the help of a hard nose adult like in this one.
If you fast forward to 2006, you can see the remake of this film in SLITHER, written and directed by James Gunn and starring Nathan Fillion, your favorite Captain of the scifi series FIREFLY. James Gunn brought us an even crazier story than NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, with Elizabeth Banks trying to be a faithful wife to extraterrestrially infected Michael Rooker.
Stay tuned all month for more modern and classic horror movies and TV shows that geeks everywhere should enjoy.
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