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I got good news and bad news, girls. The good news is NIGHT OF THE CREEPS is coming out on DVD! There is no bad news!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Technically I should be standing in the 30 people long line waiting to change my connecting flight from Vegas to Austin, but when I found out McCarron International Airport had free wi-fi I knew I could use this delay to update one of the best stories of the week as far as I'm concerned. Fred "Monster Squad" Dekker's freshman film, NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, is finally hitting DVD. I was extremely happy to have a small role in helping push for a DVD release of MONSTER SQUAD and I can't be happier at this news. Not only will we get NIGHT OF THE CREEPS this October, but it's said to be a bells and whistles release. When I interviewed the great Tom Atkins I couldn't stop talking about this movie, a genuinely hilarious horror comedy about alien slugs that jump into your mouth and turn you into a zombie. It's long been one of my favorites and the first of one of the best one-two punches of the '80s. I grew up on this movie and Monster Squad and soon you can own both. The news comes from an interview Michael Felsher did with deadpit.com. Here's the release they put out:
Dear Editors: The innovators of Horror Talk Radio at DEADPIT.com had a brief chat late Thursday with DVD producing mogul Michael 'Slipcase' Felsher from Red Shirt Pictures. We learned that this Halloween is going to be creepier than ever with Fred Dekker's Night of the Creeps at least hitting official DVD, Felsher states: 'In October Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing Night of the Creeps to DVD in a directors cut special edition, it is coming out officially for the first time ever. Fred Dekker is already working on it, It's going to be the director's cut with the original ending. We're going to go balls to the wall with the special features on it...I talked to Sony today its official, we're going ahead and its coming out in October!' 'It's officially In production...and moving forward, its coming!' Please note this is NOT an April Fools Joke as we did the interview on April 2nd! It is OFFICIAL! Spread the word folks, we're all uber excited here at DEADPIT! Listen to the entire conversation on the April 3rd edition of DEADPIT Radio over on the website DEADPIT.COM ! CK
I guess I better get back in line and see when exactly I get to go home. But now you know! Celebrate, rejoice, dance in the streets! Thrill me!


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  • April 3, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Shit!

    by themasterofnonsense

  • April 3, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Do you have a monkey just typing these headlines randomly at thi

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

  • April 3, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    The good news is your date is here

    by themasterofnonsense

    The bad news is its Harry Knowles

  • April 3, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    don't forget to mention yourself, harry

    by zom-bot.com

    it's one thing to have a hand in something, it's another to constantly remind us.

  • April 3, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    ??

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    What's happening to this site lately? All these commercials for DVDs and Bluerays and merchandise we gotta buy...<p> News used to be a lot cooler...

  • April 3, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Director's Cut = win

    by jimmythesaint

    But only if there's also the option to watch the theatrical version too. Though having said that, at least there's bootlegs of the HD version floating around. And all the deleted/cheesy alternate scenes from the TV version better be on there!!! (In particular the shot of the girls doing a weird dance in the hallway that replaces some shower nudity.)

  • April 3, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    scariest scene in a movie:

    by pencil-man

    It's when the cop guy character is dreaming about this killer, and the killer's head turns, with this weird music cue, and just as it's about to turn it's head all the way around-it's revealed his head is this weirdo zombie skull- the cop wakes up from his dream. I haven't watched it again since... *shiver.

  • April 3, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeah!

    by DerLanghaarige

    I repeat: Fuck yeah!<br>

  • April 3, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    I saw Michael Felsher back in February

    by D.Vader

    He came to Charlotte along with George A. Romero. He seemed like a really cool guy. Just a big, humorous, fanboy character who loves doing what he does. He also gets to be a zombie in Romero's next, "? of the Dead".

  • April 3, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    pencil-man

    by hobsnobber

    Yeah, that scene always made me shit. In fact, I just shit myself again. IJSM... Copyright that.<p>So I don't post to AICN often, but in the five posts I've made in the past twelve hours, four have been about shitting. Excuse me, I need to call my therapist.

  • April 3, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Please no "Tits Out For Attention Girl" tomorrow!

    by NeilF

  • April 3, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Isn't the Bad News that it isn't in Blu-Ray?

    by chrth

  • April 3, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Mom!

    by wheatus

    My Mother HATED this movie!....My brother and I used FREAK out when it came on ...I think like, cinemax or showtime?...talking Old School cable. So gross, so awesome...yay! bbb wheatus.com

  • April 3, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    that little brunette was so hot

    by johnnyangelheart

    good times

  • April 3, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    It was already out on DVD

    by Outlaw

    They just renamed it "Slither."

  • April 3, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Hellzyeah!

    by emteem

    I will finally live my Night of the Creeps/Slither double-feature dream.

  • April 3, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    damn!

    by j_difool

    I enjoyed being the only kid on my block who had the bootleg made from the HD broadcast. now we're all equal again.

  • April 3, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Blu-Ray too much to ask? No?

    by gerbalBOY

  • April 3, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    It must be just me....

    by donkey_lasher

    ..that thinks this film was shit. It has not aged well, the whole horror parody bar was set by Sean of the Dead a few years back.

  • April 3, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    What about that move that Tom Atkins did..

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    where upon being seige by the slug-infested dead, Tom does a "yelling spin attack" and takes out 3 opponents. BAD FUCKING ASS!!!<P> This movie was fully-loaded with ONE-LINERS and SNARK-FACTOR set on high!<p>Tom and Jason really made this movie! Glad to see it out on DVD.

  • April 3, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    The bad news is it isn't coming to HD-DVD, Harry's supported for

    by Flip63Hole

  • April 3, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Sign me up for this.

    by Spandau Belly

    Man, they keep trying to make this Blu Ray business catch on but you then realize how many movies still haven't even been released since VHS.

  • April 3, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Yay!!!!!!!

    by HorrorFan81

    Best news I've heard in months.

  • April 3, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    yeah cool

    by TheExterminator

    cool yeah

  • April 3, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    the day this comes out

    by GavinVanDraven

    i will be running in the street SCREAMING LIKE BANSHEE!

  • April 3, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Kraken

    by Kraken

    Yeah, not sure how we missed this, but Fred mentioned it on his facebook page almost a week ago.

  • April 3, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    and I'm an idiot

    by Kraken

    for putting my username in the subject line.

  • April 3, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I understood the reference, and it was still a retarded article

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Like, totally.

  • April 3, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    title. Article title.

    by 3 Bag Enema

  • April 3, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    FINALLY!

    by sonnyfern

    I freaking love Night Of The Creeps, awesome movie, I can't wait to own the damn thing on DVD!

  • April 3, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    jimmythesaint

    by mr.brownstone

    I agree %100 percent. It would be the best to have seamless branching of all the cuts and endings etc.

  • April 3, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    BillboeFett

    by BillboeFett

    yeah

  • April 3, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Sweet!!

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Now I can unleash my version: "Night of the Crepes"

  • April 3, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    THRILL ME!

    by TedKordLives

    This movie scared the shit out of me when I was a kid! The fucking decomposed zombie coming up out of the floor? Creepy as all get out. I cannot wait for this!

  • April 3, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Also:

    by TedKordLives

    Tom Atkins is the dope-bomb! I just rewatched 'Maniac Cop' the other night and he is so awesome in it. "Yelling Spin Attack"-HollywoodHellraiser FTW!

  • April 3, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    IT'S MILLER TIME!!!!

    by BanditDarville

    Great flick. I'll be picking this one up.

  • April 3, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Beyond excited, love this film!

    by SebastianHaff

    I now have cum in my pants.

  • April 3, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Goddammit BanditDarville!

    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    I was gonna just put that up there! "It's Miller Time!" Still is part of my everyday vocabulary and it has nothing to do with the ad campaign, but everything to do with Atkins' dead perfect delivery of that line.

  • April 3, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Goddammit BanditDarville!

    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    I was gonna just put that up there! "It's Miller Time!" Still is part of my everyday vocabulary and it has nothing to do with the ad campaign, but everything to do with Atkins' dead perfect delivery of that line.

  • April 3, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    I've seen both versions.......

    by Jak0lantern01

    Which ending is the director's cut? Hopefully the cool creepy one with the UFO over the graveyard......

  • April 3, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    hell yessssss

    by cifra

    it was high time...

  • April 3, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    THERE IS A GOD!!!!

    by HerbWestAustin

    I've been waiting FOREVER!!!!

  • April 3, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    I'm going to buy TWO!!!

    by HerbWestAustin

    in case I want to watch it twice. One of my favorite movies of all time. best dvd news I have heard in years!!!!!!! hooray.

  • April 3, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    We need MAUSOLEUM and WITHOUT WARNING on dvd too

    by Gorgomel

  • April 3, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    The guy from "National Lampoon's European Vacation" is in it, so

    by Anna Valerious

    ...I'll just put it on Netflix out of curiosity.

  • April 3, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    This played at the Aero theater in Santa Monica last Halloween..

    by cuthbert84

    ...as part of their all night Horror film festival. I think it's safe to say it was a crowd favorite.

  • April 3, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Give The People What They Want!!!

    by Broseph

    Sweetness.i'll be buying this for sure.i think it's cool they're releasing it in october around halloween.one of my favorite memories as a kid was after trick or treating my grandma letting all of us stay up eat candy and watch scary movies.LONG LIVE 80's horror

  • April 3, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    80's Horror Rocked

    by Giant Ape Balls

    In the 80's.

  • April 3, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • April 3, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Right on!

    by cowsaysmoo

    I've never seen Night of the Creeps. Yippee!

  • April 3, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by Lornsorrow

    About damn time! Now I can set aside my HD dvd bootleg that I picked up (yup, its awesome, pristine quality, was taken from some HD channel or something somewhat recently), and buy the official release. I totally want to buy the official version with all the extra's. I'd buy the official version even if there were no extra's just to have it on a dvd burned straight from the manufacture which are better than home made dvd-r's). Which goes to show that at least for us real fans, bootlegging doesn't hurt a damn bit. Hell, I plan on buying TWO copies of this. One to watch and one to put away. Real fans support the stuff they love!

  • April 3, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    oh yeah,

    by Lornsorrow

    And I did not go around selling my HD bootleg of Night of the Creeps all over the place either (not that I care, as long as fans buy it when it come out I dont care what people do). But I just dont have the time for that sort of thing.

  • April 3, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    "Original ending" only, or in addition to theatrical ending?

    by kevred

    Personally, as jimmythesaint also mentioned above, I like the option of having both endings available.<p>I still remember how crushingly boring I found the "original" Army of Darkness ending (so it's dark--so what, it's also blah), and then how frustrated I was when I realized the theatrical ending wasn't even available on the "special" DVD version I bought. Sure, it was cheesy, but it was the one I first experienced the movie with.<p>Moral of the story: Always provide both options on the DVD.

  • April 3, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    What about that scene where Jason cripple friend

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    buys it while trying to escape from the restroom? That note he left was all sad and shit. That scene was corny but damn did it hit me!<p>Oh lets not foget that lawnmower scene. I was actually afraid to used my old man's mower for awhile. Afraid I might trip or some shit and kill myself.<p>Man, when you're young you think of all kinds of ways that you might die or something.

  • April 3, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    YES!

    by v3d

    Great news! I still have my HBO Video Laserdisc of this movie but can't wait for a nice shiny pristine dvd directors cut. One of the all time greats.

  • April 3, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    YES!

    by v3d

    Great news! I still have my HBO Video Laserdisc of this movie but can't wait for a nice shiny pristine dvd directors cut. One of the all time greats.

  • April 4, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    THAT'S THE FUCK I'M TALKIN' BOUT!!!!!!

    by maxxsterling

    FRED DEKKER fo' life!!!!!

  • April 4, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    The Amulet?????

    by ThePilgrim

    You got it- Why no images? Why!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! <P> for a Monster Sqaud fan like myself- who knows you never see it clearly in the film. It fucking hurts to know that the only guy a MS fan like myself has it, and absolutely can't be geeky cool enough to show it off.... What gives Quint!!!

  • April 4, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Pilgrim

    by Quint

    Fine, fine. I'll take some pics. Probably tomorrow. I'm almost asleep at the keyboard now. Little sleep over the week plus 2 hours of sleep before 10 hours of hellish travel = exhaustion supreme.

  • April 4, 2009, 5:05 a.m. CST

    The Bad News is

    by sheepshagger

    Uwe Boll is remaking it

  • April 4, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Oh man :)

    by ThePilgrim

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Quint. Seriously!

  • April 4, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    YES!!!

    by gigantis2000

    SLITHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 6, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Saw this film last week...

    by KevinR1990

    ... the way it was meant to be seen. At one in the morning, on cable. (Okay, so it was YouTube. Hey, whatever works.) Damn, that was a fun time. Gave me something to do in front of my computer other than work on my anth paper or... you know. A helluva lot better than The Haunting in CT, that's for damn sure. When I get this DVD, first thing I'm doing is watching it with Slither as a double feature.

  • Feb. 15, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    No Cigarettes today?

    by orcus