The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week: NYC Repertory Cinema Picks, March 25-31

03/25/2015 10:14 AM |

night of the creeps

Night of the Creeps (1986)
Directed by Fred Dekker
In homage to horror and slasher pic auteurs, Dekker penned his film in a week under a self-imposed deadline. In paradigmatic 1950s fashion, parasitic aliens left over from a failed experiment fall to earth, in what assumedly could be their demise, but end up instead triggering a pandemic. The infection, in the form of dastardly slugs, remains in a cryogenically frozen teenager—who is accidentally released by two clodhopping fraternity pledges nearly thirty years later. Hilarity and gore ensue, as the slugs begin to infect and zombify those around them. Tom Atkins’s performance as Detective Cameron boasts some of the most memorable one-liners—you’ll be quoting “thrill me” for days on end. Samantha Vacca (Mar 27, 28, midnight at the Nitehawk)