Night of the Creeps and other stories.
The full cast of Andy, Bo, Brian, and Steve reconvene to spend perfectly valuable time on a weighty pursuit: watching Night of the Creeps (1986) on Blu-Ray! Fun facts: Andy had never seen it before. That should not surprise you. Steve thought it was a more recent film cleverly set in the eighties. That probably should not surprise you either. At any rate, we turn on the mics to dissect this Eighties classic and discuss what we learned. There are diversions, trust me, but it all makes sense in the end.
Directed and written by Fred Dekker, “Creeps” is a tender, coming of age tale about a lovesick kid that learns the ropes of life and love… via alien parasite-infested zombies. Throw in hard boiled Tom Atkins, and an impossibly hot Jill Whitlow… Hell, what else do you need?
Bo, our classic movie corespondent, reports from the Chinese Embassy:
“Anticipation is a tricky thing. It can lead to disappointment, disillusionment and depression, all great Scrabble words, but bad for the soul. On the other hand, anticipation fulfilled can bring a sense of glorious satisfaction when your hopes are met with reality and, for a fleeting moment, a sense of calm happiness pervades your very being. For those of us who grew up on the 1986 Fred Dekker film Night of the Creeps, it’s very lack of availability gave it iconic status and made its debut on DVD and Blu-
Dekker, who had almost been part of the team that made the haunted house horror-
The movie follows best friends Chris (Jason Lively) and J.C. (Steve Marshall) as they attempt to rush a fraternity in hopes of winning the heart of the beautiful Cynthia (Jill Whitlow) for Chris. To do so, they must break into the college medical building, swipe a corpse and deposit it on a rival frat’s doorstep. What they find is a body held in a tube, frozen in suspended animation…” Click here to read the rest of Bo’s review at Last Blog on the Left.
Thanks for listening! – Brian
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