Pick the Night of the Creeps DVD Cover!

We can all be thankful that Fred Dekker’s 1986 classic Night of the Creeps is on its way to DVD this fall, but horror fans can’t say the same for the planned DVD artwork – which you can have some say in choosing! The only problem is finding one that isn’t a goddamn eyesore!

Amazon.com is giving customers the opportunity to pick from three truly horrendous offerings. Check them out below, and then head over to Amazon to vote if you must. Meanwhile, I’ll be creating a custom cover using one of the three ORIGINAL posters. Not sure how Sony mucked this part up so badly considering that Night of the Creeps had some of the best promotional artwork of the 80s.

Maybe there’s a soul out there a bit more well educated than myself in these matters: Is it entirely a financial matter when it comes to licensing old poster art, or is it a marketing decision (and pathetic attempt) to make an older film appear more “current”? Fill me in below.

Pick the Night of the Creeps DVD Cover! Pick the Night of the Creeps DVD Cover! Pick the Night of the Creeps DVD Cover!


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Author (Under the Blade, Feral), slasher movie enthusiast, N7 Operative. Plays games, watches movies, reads books. Occasionally writes about them.

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  • Justin Warren

    Ugh!! These are all terrible! The original artwork was WAY better! Good thing I’ve held onto my laserdisc. Got it signed by the cast & crew at the showing in Austin recently! 🙂

  • The Unknown Murderer

    The original poster art is firmly lodged in all our memories, so why not use it?

    It’s too bad that most dvd art just sucks and fails to represent the desire of the hardcore collector, especially for cult favorite films such as this one.

    All of these selections suck. Can we vote for a redo?

  • FilmCritic3000

    Holy shit are these awful! To quote William Hurt in “A History of Violence”, “How do you fuck that up?!”

  • Didn’t See It Coming

    Uhm…Whats wrong with the original artwork? Why do companies do this crap?

    • Chainsaw


      If I had a choice, I’d pick the red cover. But also, if I had my choice, I’m just using my Bootleg’s cover (same I did with Monster Squad and From Beyond)


    I like the second red cover the third looks too much like the Monster Squad cover, probably cause the art is done by the same person

  • Uncle Creepy

    They’re all hideous. Out of the three my pic is the first, but really … why not use the much beloved original art?

  • Count Zartro

    Holy Shit!

    Is this a fucking joke?? If I didn’t know about this and saw that in Best Buy, I would have to look at the back of the case to make sure I had the right movie. It’s like releasing The Stuff and putting Paul Sorvino standing next to a tank on the cover.

    I too was a fan of the original posters. I’ll buy it but I’m making my own cover.

  • frank_dracman

    Wow. Those are just plain BAD. With our luck the worst one (the third) will be the one that gets chosen.

  • Teen-Idol

    The first neon yellow cover is the best one. Has that 80’s extravagant feel to it. I agree though, the original poster designs were so memorable.