Night of the Creeps (1986)
directed by;Fred Dekker
…The terror had come from above during the Fifties when a flying saucer had crashed next to a drive-in theater in the city of Corman but scientists had managed to stop the alien invasion by putting the human host of some parasitic organisms in suspended animation.27 Years later two freshmen students of the Corman college who want to enter a fraternity are assigned with breaking into the lab where the body is kept in order to steal a corpsem,what they do is to accidentally let the dormant body escape from his cryosleep chamber.Soon enough the entire community is infested by thousands of Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.Meanwhile a haunted detective that was also present during the original events decides to take action…
“Night of the Creeps” is another quintessential cult movie,a love letter to genre cinema in general,especially to the monster movies/alien invasion films of the 40ies/50ies .The film is an earnest attempt at a B movie and a homage to the genre. While the main plot of the film is related to zombies, the film also mixes in takes on slashers and alien invasion films.
Night of the Creeps is executed with gusto,it has verve,neat effects and effective pacing.The comedic gags work and the horror moments are genuinely bone-chilling.The performances by the cast are also quite convincing.
All in all,Night of the Creeps was never meant to be an original film .Director Fred Dekker even originally wanted to shoot the film in black and white. He included every B movie cliche he could think of and insisted on directing the script himself. However what could have easily turned to a trainwreck works like an atomic clock and entertains effortlessly even after 30+ years.
Αρχετυπικό καλτ ταινιάκι φόρος τιμής σε ό,τι μπιμουβάδικο υποείδος μπορεί κανείς να φανταστεί το Night of the Creeps ,του οποίου ακόμα και ο τίτλος ηχεί σαν ο τίτλος κάποιου monster movie από τη δεκαετία του 50′, σκοράρει σε όλα τα επίπεδα και μας προσφέρει μιάμιση ώρα αγνής και ανόθευτης απόλαυσης.
Νευρώδης ρυθμός,πειστικά εφέ,δουλεμένη σκηνοθεσία και σοβαρές σχετικά ερμηνείες συντελούν στην επιτυχία του φιλμ.