History Film / NightOfTheCreeps

10th May '16 1:05:19 AM WanderingBrowser
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* AbusivePrecursors: Averted. Though the brain slugs were escapees from alien scientists who created/harvested them, it's quite clear if you pay attention at the opening that they tried to stop it; the alien who sends the capsule to Earth is clearly zombified itself. [[spoiler: To say nothing of how the true ending has them finally track them down and get ready to purge them all.]]



* AliensAndMonsters: The slugs are alien specimens that managed to escape from some alien scientists.

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* AliensAndMonsters: The zombifying brain slugs are alien specimens that managed to escape from some alien scientists.



* ApocalypticLog: James Carpenter 'J.C.' Hooper leaves an audio recording for his friend explaining how the alien leeches get into your head and incubate [[spoiler:before he kills himself such that he doesn't become a zombie]].

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* ApocalypticLog: James Carpenter 'J.C.' Hooper leaves an audio recording for his friend explaining how the alien leeches get into your head and incubate [[spoiler:before he kills himself such so that he doesn't become a zombie]].



* DyingDeclarationOfLove: J.C. confesses his love to Chris in his ApocalypticLog.
* {{Flashback}}: Detective Cameron has a few of these when remembering a old case about a escaped mental patient. They're DeliberatelyMonochrome, too.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: After having to kill the zombie of the axe-wielding maniac whom he revenge-killed in high school for killing his sweetheart, Detective Cameron has a minor psychotic break and sets up his apartment to kill himself via a gas leak from his stove. Chris's arrival disrupts that plan, and instead he goes for a HeroicSacrifice to destroy the brain slugs and their zombies.]]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: J.C. ]] confesses his love to Chris in his ApocalypticLog.
* {{Flashback}}: Detective Cameron has a few of these when remembering a old case about a escaped mental patient.patient [[spoiler: who murdered his girlfriend]]. They're DeliberatelyMonochrome, too.



* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: J.C. not only figures out what destroys the zombie creatures, but uses his last time to inform Chris and to lure as many away as possible]]

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* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: J.C. not only figures out what destroys the zombie creatures, but uses his last time few minutes in control of his body to inform Chris and to lure as many away as possible]]



* JerkJock: Brad.

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* JerkJock: Brad.Brad, and to a lesser extent the rest of the fraternity members.



* MakeOutPoint: Where the axe murders happened.

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* MakeOutPoint: Where the axe murders happened.in 1959 happened.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: The final death toll of the film amounts to two women getting axed to death by a crazed killer, one sorority girl becoming a zombie, an infected cat and dog, and over a dozen human men, ranging from fraternity members to grown adults, who become zombies.



This was not what Dekker intended, however. The ending he wanted: [[spoiler:The scene of Chris and Cynthia standing in front of the burning sorority house moves to the street where cop cars race down the street. We then see the charred and zombified Cameron shuffling down the street when he suddenly stops and falls to the ground, his head explodes and the slugs scamper out and head into a cemetery. However, the spaceship from the beginning of the film has returned with the aliens intending to retrieve their experiment]].

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This was not what Dekker intended, however. The ending he wanted: [[spoiler:The scene of Chris and Cynthia standing in front of the burning sorority house moves to the street where cop cars race down the street. We then see the charred and zombified Cameron shuffling down the street when he suddenly stops and falls to the ground, his head explodes and the slugs scamper out and head into a cemetery. However, the spaceship from the beginning of the film has returned with the aliens intending to retrieve their experiment]].experiment.]] This version is on the official DVD release.



* OrificeInvasion: The slugs' preferred method of taking over their host.

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* OrificeInvasion: The slugs' preferred method of taking over their host.host is to bury themselves in the brain by sliding through the mouth.



* RaisingTheSteaks: '''Zombie cats and dogs'''

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* RaisingTheSteaks: '''Zombie cats and dogs'''dogs''' are integral to the plot. [[spoiler: A zombified cat infects the only sorority member to become a zombie, whilst a zombified dog causes the fatal bus crash that allows it to then infect Chris and J.C's fraternity members with slugs for the final assault.]]



* StraightGay: J.C. Hooper

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* StraightGay: [[spoiler: J.C. HooperHooper]]



* TooDumbToLive: The sorority's house mother who just sat and stared as [[spoiler:the reanimated corpse of the axe-killer breaks through the floor and eventually kills her]].

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* TooDumbToLive: The sorority's house mother who just sat sits and stared stares as [[spoiler:the reanimated corpse of the axe-killer breaks through the floor and eventually kills her]].
5th Jul '15 9:43:42 PM nombretomado
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* TheNicknamer: Detective Cameron refers to Chris and J.C. as [[TheLittleRascals Spanky and Alfalfa]] respectively.

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* TheNicknamer: Detective Cameron refers to Chris and J.C. as [[TheLittleRascals [[Film/TheLittleRascals Spanky and Alfalfa]] respectively.
3rd Oct '14 8:12:41 AM MikeK
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* DescriptionCut: When the cryogenically frozen maniac's body goes missing, Detective Cameron exasperatedly exclaims "Corpses that have been dead for twenty-seven years do not get up and go for a walk by themselves!". Cut to the corpse doing exactly that.

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* DescriptionCut: When the cryogenically frozen maniac's body goes missing, Detective Cameron exasperatedly exclaims "Corpses that have been dead for twenty-seven years do not get up and go for a walk by themselves!". Cut to the corpse doing exactly that.
2nd Oct '14 10:58:55 PM MikeK
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*DescriptionCut: When the cryogenically frozen maniac's body goes missing, Detective Cameron exasperatedly exclaims "Corpses that have been dead for twenty-seven years do not get up and go for a walk by themselves!". Cut to the corpse doing exactly that.
23rd Aug '14 5:21:23 PM penelopebruz
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23rd Aug '14 5:21:21 PM penelopebruz
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* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: J.C. lures as many of the zombie slugs away as possible]]

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* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: J.C. lures as many of not only figures out what destroys the zombie slugs creatures, but uses his last time to inform Chris and to lure as many away as possible]]
23rd Aug '14 1:37:26 AM erforce
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* FanNickname: Detective Cameron refers to Chris and J.C. as [[TheLittleRascals Spanky and Alfalfa]] respectively.



* TheNicknamer: Detective Cameron refers to Chris and J.C. as [[TheLittleRascals Spanky and Alfalfa]] respectively.



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Slither''

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Slither''''Film/{{Slither}}'', which is also a horror comedy with [[OrificeInvasion orifice invading]] space slugs.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Director Fred Dekker originally wanted ElmerBernstein to score the film. Though Bernstein was interested in scoring the film (and had planned to make it one of his more experimental scores), the studio wouldn't pay him his full salary and Bernstein moved on. [[Film/TheWarriors Barry DeVorzon]] ended up scoring the film.
22nd Aug '14 5:14:58 PM penelopebruz
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* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: J.C. lures as many of the zombie slugs as he can]]

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* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: J.C. lures as many of the zombie slugs away as he can]]possible]]
22nd Aug '14 5:14:25 PM penelopebruz
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* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: J.C. lures as many of the zombie slugs as he can]]
14th Jun '14 7:49:57 PM roman55
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The classic B-movie ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' is first referenced and then later watched by a character in the film. This is an intentional reference to the fact that the plot of this film is itself similar to ''Plan 9''. According to TheOtherWiki, the film finally saw release on DVD and Bluray in October 2009.

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The classic B-movie ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' is first referenced and then later watched by a character in the film. This According to TheOtherWiki, this is an intentional reference to the fact that the plot of this film is itself similar to ''Plan 9''. According to TheOtherWiki, the The film finally saw release on DVD and Bluray in October 2009.
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