Night of the Creeps: The Thrill of Fred Dekker’s B-Movie Stew

By Brian Keiper

Credit: VHS Revival
Writer-Director Fred Dekker on set in the 1980s.
The theatrical ending (L) versus the Director’s Cut ending (R). Credit: TriStar Pictures
Night of the Creeps reunion at the Alamo Drafhouse on June 13, 2009. Pictured (L to R): Steve Marshall (J.C.), Fred Dekker (writer/director), Jason Lively (Chris), Eric Vespe (film writer), Jill Whitlow (Cynthia) and Tom Atkins (Detective Ray Cameron). Credit: Sofa Dogs
Writer-Director Fred Dekker on the set of RoboCop 3 (1993). Credit: Orion Pictures Corporation

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