Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Phil's Horror Watch: Entry 33: Phil watches CREEPOZOIDS (1987)-December 7, 2011

After watching director David DeCoteau's B-movie classic SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA the other night, I decided to watch another one of his films. After all, I had forgotten just how much fun they are to watch. So for today I headed back to 1987 to watch the scary and horrifying film called CREEPOZOIDS!

Theatrical Movie Poster (1987)
Set in the apocalyptic future year of 1998 (our old future), six years after the nuclear wars has reduced the world to rubble and ashes. A group of army deserters (which includes Linnea Quigley) take refuge from an acid rain storm in a seemingly abandoned laboratory complex. However, they soon discover that the lab was a top-secret government research center, where a hideous genetically-engineered monster still lurks. Now they must fight for survival against the creature called the Creepozoid!

This is a perfect example of a great cheesy B-movie to watch! Once again DeCoteau does a fantastic job of directing and really keeps the pace of the film moving. It doesn't stop or drag at any real spot. The film also boasts some really cool scares and sick gore, courtesy of some amazing special effects. Even the creature is nothing more than a guy in a rubber suit, but it looks awesome on film! Also keep your eyes peeled for some ugly mutant rats in the film , as they attack our army deserters. Plus it has a very creepy and disturbing ending that kinda freaked me out when I first saw it. And again, after all these years, it's still damn creepy!

While all this makes it sound like a winner, what most people remember about the film is the shower scene with Linnea Quigley. Yes, it is that hot and steamy, and no it wasn't because of the water people. It is one of the sexiest shower scenes ever captured on celluloid! I myself use to rewind that scene constantly, eventually wearing out that part of the film on my VHS. So as a result, I had to buy the film again. But after all this time, the film as a whole still holds up today, even though is was such a low budget film. According to DeCoteau, the film was shot in 15 days with a budget of only $150, 000! The film was released to theaters by Urban Classics (Charles Band's company) on October 2, 1987.

CREEPOZOIDS is probably one of the most under-rated films of the late 1980s. The film has it all: horror, action, science fiction, nudity, mutant rats, violence, military experiment creature gone amok, gore, and Linnea Quigley's infamous shower scene! What more could you ask from a B-movie? So what are you waiting for? Go check out this classic film tonight!

CREEPOZOIDS is currently available on DVD at your local retailer. You can also purchase a copy on the Amazon website at

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the show!

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