Monday, October 10, 2011

The Creeps (1997)

A crazed scientist steals the original manuscripts for the legendary monsters Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and Frankenstein so that he can bring them to life using a machine of his own design, but things go horribly wrong when his virgin sacrifice escapes. The creatures are restored, but at only three feet tall! Now, the miniature monsters must track down the girl and bring her back to the lab so that they can be returned to their normal size in order to wreak havoc on the world! Charles Band and Full Moon Entertainment present another tale featuring a group of tiny terrors, this time employing veteran actor Phil Fondacaro in the role of Dracula. Fondacaro takes the character seriously despite the campy nature of the script, and gives one of his best performances to date. Bill Moynihan's stuttering scientist provides more fun with his odd, quirky behavior and foolhardy delusions of control. Additional praise goes to Gabriel Bartalos in charge of the special make-up effects for coming up with a series of excellent design updates for the hideous creeps. Like in so many other Full Moon flicks, the mood is kept light and playful, with story falling second to entertainment. For a cheesy monster romp, these ankle-biters are sure to please!

Rating: 5/10.
Entertainment: 7/10.

Movies like THE CREEPS:
MONSTER SQUAD, HEAD OF THE FAMILY, HIDEOUS!, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, VAN HELSING, WAXWORK, SIDESHOW.

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, this is movie for a select crowd. I happen to be in that crowd, so I love it!

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  2. I am right with you on that one Steve, this was another pleasant little surprise =D

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  3. Well, I already reviewed this movie- a long time ago- so you pretty much know how I feel.

    It wasn't as funny as it thought, nor was it as scary or interesting. It has a neat premise, but the execution is dubious.

    On the plus side, they don't kill an enemy with salt, guys stabbed in the dick by a racist doll or have the two leads be incestuous weirdos!

    Full Moon- setting the bar low for twenty-plus years!

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  4. At least there was a hint of originality here, and I am a huge fan of Bartalos' effects in any movie

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