Join us tonight at The Warhol for the fourth event in the Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross film series. The 1980s horror/comedy cult film Night of the Creeps will be screened in 35mm with a rare dual appearance by star Tom Atkins and director Fred Dekker.
Pittsburgh-based Tom Atkins’ film career began in 1968 when he acted alongside Frank Sinatra in the film, The Detective. Since then, he has built a large fan following starring in such films as The Fog, Creepshow, Lethal Weapon, Night of the Creeps, Maniac Cop, and Halloween III: Season of the Witch. He is so popular among cult movie fans, on Facebook you can join the Tom Atkins Moustache Preservation Society.
You can see Tom this December in Pittsburgh starring as Scrooge in the Pittsburgh CLO’s presentation of The Christmas Carol.
Fred Dekker directed two of the best-loved cult films of the 1980s. When we was only 26 years old, Dekker wrote and directed the horror/comedy Night of the Creeps. The following year, he co-wrote and directed The Monster Squad, where a group of kids battle Dracula, the Mummy, and the Wolfman with the help of Frankenstein’s monster. Dekker is single-handedly responsible for such catch-phrases as “Thrill me” and “Wolfman’s got nards.”
Night of the Creeps trailer: