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10.10.14

WRITTEN REVIEW: The Night of the Creeps

By JUSTIN POLIZZI
I’m back! Why? Because you must stop everything you’re doing and watch Night of the Creeps! Nothing else is more important then watching this film. Night of the Creeps is the best movie on Netflix that you haven’t seen. Night of the Creeps is the perfect mixture of Sci-Fi, Horror and Comedy that blends so well together that "complete and utter fun" is the only way to describe it! I can guarantee that you will love this film. It has some of the best lines that will be burned into your mind for days after.

“The good news is your dates are here. The bad news is... they're dead.”

This is what you get when everyone is doing his or her job on a film. You get a final product that just is fantastic! Writer and Director Fred Dekker (House, The Monster Squad) kills it with his spot on writing that just feels right. No waste or bloating dialogue, everything is used with no fat left over. He did his homework while writing this film. Police terms, combining slasher with sci-fi and the use of over the top characters go the extra mile to deliver a fun ride of a film.


Whoever smelt it, dealt it!

Writing, Acting -- everything is perfect. So refreshing to see this especially nowadays, when spending 15 bucks to see a movie that only leaves you regretting that decision. I honestly wish we could somehow get films like this back into the theater. Even TV could throw a few of these (uncut) around the clock to watch. Even when it comes to October, you only get a few slashers, Hocus Pocus and direct to on-demand films. On top of that 90% are edited for TV. Ugh. I’m going off topic but I’m sure you understand where I’m going with this. I mean I don’t remember ever seeing The Monster Squad playing on TV.


Not only am I a "Creep", but I'm a peeping tom too.

Ok back to Night of the Creeps.

It’s a comedy that really is funny. After 28 years this film’s comedy is nowhere near stale. Tom Atkins character Ray Cameron is the highlight of this film. Atkins gives a grand performance that comes off as over the top hilarity and has that classic bad-ass of the silver screen feeling. It’s incredible that in this film we have one of the best characters of the 80’s yet apparently no one has heard of this film. I told someone I was watching this and they had no idea what it was. So I brought it up a few more times to a bunch of others and no go. 7 out of 7 never saw this film. Now that might be a sign to get new friends since I saw this movie in the early 2000’s (damn I’m getting old).


"It's Miller time!"

With a budget of $5 million and a box office take of a near $600,000 makes it apparent that not many people have seen this, apart from the Home video market which is where the film really took off. I came by this film during the old days of VHS and had the opportunity to buy this film around 2009 when it finally came to DVD, it sucked, but luckily they released the Bluray, which is pretty fantastic.


"Party on Wayne"... "Party on Garth"...

I always felt Night of the Creeps was a damn good film. Everything just fits. Even today it seems better then even. I’m so happy to see this on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it do yourself a favor and watch it. It’s the best decision you can make especially with Halloween right around the corner.

“One ought to be afraid of nothing other then things possessed of power to do us harm,
but things innocuous need not be feared.”

― Dante Alighieri, Inferno


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1 comments:

Lee Russell said...

Love this film, and it makes a good double feature with Dekker's The Monster Squad. Dekker had a knack for blending various elements from slasher films, b-movie aliens and classic monsters all into one package and make them work. And, apart from the contrasting goofiness and gore, he also managed some serious subject matter as well, like the gay best friend in Night of the Creeps and his unrequited love for the main character.