Night of the Creeps is a classic. It’s a staple of 80s horror. It’s one of those movies where nearly every self respecting horror fan is either a fan, or has heard of the film, at the very least. Some even say it was the inspiration for James Gunn’s Slither, though he denies having seen Creeps before making his film. I can definitely see the resemblance, but they are two very different movies. Both are comedic horror movies I guess, and both involve alien slugs pod-peopleing an entire population and turning them into some sort of walking dead. Couple that with explosive gore and Tom Atkins, and you have one entertaining horror romp.
I’ve always been a fan of Night of the Creeps, back to the VHS days, of course. I’ve had at least one copy of the movie on any given format for as long as I can remember. If you’re like me, this isn’t even your first Blu-ray copy of the film, as it was released previously, in 2009, in the form of the Director’s Cut only, from SONY itself. Thankfully Scream Factory’s new release contains both the Director’s Cut, as well as the Theatrical Cut. I watched both this time(I’ve seen both before, of course) and I think I prefer the Theatrical Cut. As far as I can tell, the only difference is the ending. So i guess it depends upon you, as to which cut of the film you prefer. It’s always nice to have options, isn’t it?
Scream Factory brings another certified horror classic home, and loaded with bonus content. The picture quality is great, though I think minus a few tweaks here and there, is the same transfer from the disc released a decade ago. Don’t let that deter you, however, because between the Collector’s Edition packaging, and the bonus content, this disc is well worth the price if you’re a fan of the film, and I assume a lot of you are. Most of the content is comprised of interviews. It’s like a full length retrospective documentary split up into parts. It’s pretty interesting hearing from everyone involved in the production,