Night of the Creeps is one of the most original horror-comedies ever made, and a favorite of ours here at COMET. That’s why we’re so excited that a new sequel to the film may be in the works — with the original cast!
The original Night of the Creeps debuted in 1986 and told a decade-hopping story featuring aliens, zombies, and an ax-wielding killer that acted as an homage to the B-movies of the 1950s. Written and directed by Fred Dekker, the movie starred Tom Atkins as Detective Ray Cameron, a wisecracking police officer who attempts to protect his small town from a zombie alien invasion. Also starring in the film were Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, and Jill Whitlow as high schoolers Chris, J.C., and Cynthia, who also try and defeat the otherworldly menace. And according to Atkins, Dekker is looking to get the whole gang back together for a sequel.
“I would like to see Detective Ray Cameron become resurrected somehow,” Atkins told JoBlo. “Fred Dekker and I, every time we see each other, we talk about that. And he’s determined to do a sequel with the three kids and myself. I mean they’re no longer kids, they’re all in their 50s, but they’re all still kicking and healthy and looking good. I would love to do that again. I love Detective Ray Cameron.”
It’s worth noting that Dekker hasn’t directed a film since RoboCop 3 in ’93, but he is still active as a screenwriter. The filmmaker earned his most recent writing credit just last year on The Predator, which he co-wrote with his frequent collaborator Shane Black. But if Dekker is really looking to get back into the director’s chair after three decades, we can’t imagine a better place for him to start than with a Night of the Creeps sequel!