This is the quintessential cheesy supernatural 1980s horror movie. It’s also a homage to 1950s science-fiction. There are similarities between the two decades, cinematically, and Fred Dekker, writer and director, points them out. Night of the Creeps is about a fraternity initiation gone terribly wrong, and it’s about alien leeches. It’s light-spirited, fun and highly atmospheric.
If you think the first act is amazing, you’ll be pleased to know that the second half of this film is just bonkers. You’ll wish that’s all the movie was. Of course, then, we wouldn’t have exposition. The characters are colorful. There’s the ginger kid, his crippled friend, the love interest, the bullies. Then, there’s Tom Atkins playing a cop who’s getting too old for this shit.
I promise you, if you’re a fan of the 1980s, that you’re going to have a blast with this one. If somehow you haven’t already seen it, stop what you are doing and watch it. There’s mild nudity. College girls sure love to shower. Gore is abundant, and the practical effects are something else. Words cannot describe how magical Night of the Creeps is.