"Feeling more than just Shivers"

Films: Night of the Creeps (1986)

Alias: None

Type: Alien

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of average slugs.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Most people think that shooting a zombie in the head will be the end of your problems. Not here. If that's your master plan, you'd best bring a flamethrower too...

History: Somewhere in space, a psychotic alien manages to shoot a canister of deadly parasites into the cosmos. Predictably, it lands on Earth. It is a collection of slug-like creatures that infect anyone they orally bury into, and turn them into bloodthirsty zombies.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Eventually, most of the zombified people are led into a sorority house, which is then blown up, killing just about every Creep. One does live though, but an extended ending shows that the aliens have come to set right what once went wrong...

Powers/Abilities: Creeps can control any living host, and they breed rapidly while doing so. If the body dies, then they all leave out of whatever hole they can find.

Weakness: Anything conventional, though fire works best.

Scariness Factor: 4-You remember those slug-like parasites from "Shivers"? Imagine if they came in the hundreds, and if you were fortunate enough to kill their host, they burst out violently and infected you? It doesn't help that they’re deceptively fast.

Trivia: -The film "Zombie Town" got inexplicably marketed as a sequel to this film in Germany.

-Director Fred Dekker openly states that he was determined to throw every b-movie cliché into this film. He even wanted to make the whole thing black and white.

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"Oh, and they think worm fetishes are awesome now."

Is this the real life...or is it just monstrosity?

You had one job, man! ONE JOB!
Much like to Velociraptors designed by InGen, doorknobs mean nothing.

Burt Reynolds? Is that you?
This is why we don't let him win the bouquet toss.

Still think you don't need to see other people?

Well, this exists. Pretty one-sided battle, considering the Creeps are ever-multiplying and ever-spreading.

Turns out, you don't need to have skin to be a zombie these days.