Topic: Fred Dekker
I've had The Monster Squad in steady rotation for the last couple months. I am 26 years old and NEVER saw it as a kid. It seems a lot of people love the film because of nostalgia, but the movie is also good enough for a grown ass man to love it in 2012.
Then last night, I watched Night of the Creeps. I had seen this years ago but this was before I had fallen in love with Dekker's direction on The Monster Squad. I had no idea Night of the Creeps was so good. Tom Atkins had me laughing out loud at pretty much everything he did or said. Just like The Monster Squad, Night of the Creeps has such a clean look and feel. Hard to explain but the cinematography is sort of Spielbergian, with a little more of an 80s feel thanks to the sets/clothes/music. Night of the Creeps just has it. You would think that there are more movies like this but there really aren't. Night of the Creeps has a pretty darn strong romance going for it as well. Basically I just love teen/horror movies like Nightmare on Elm St. When you mix in some comedy and a little more romance, and put Fred Dekker behind the camera, this is what you get. A B-movie that turned out better than most A-movies. John Hughes style music in all the love scenes is a huge plus for me as well..And then Dick Miller popping up outta nowhere just seals the fucking deal for me, big time.
Last edited by ExplorerPOD (2012-10-18 14:40:55)