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      The Creeps

      PG-13 Released Dec 16, 1997 1h 20m Horror List
      Reviews 17% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A mad scientist animates Dracula, Frankenstein and other movie monsters, but they're only three feet tall. Read More Read Less

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 15, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member 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! -Carl Manes I Like Horror Movies Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Love the performances in this fun Lil' Flick. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Super cheese, super stupid. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Phil Fondacaro does a fantastic job of portraying Count Dracula. His diminutive stature should take nothing away from the power or nobility he projects as the dread count, in this low budget 80's scare flick. Yes, it's funny and cheesy. But it's supposed to be. And that's all right. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Ugh, THE worst acting ever. The only positive thing about this film is that Midget Frankenstein is adorable! Other than that this film is somewhat fun to rip apart and make fun of with friends. Dracula's dialogues get annoying very quickly. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Great literary giants like Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, and others would be rolling in their graves if they knew what was being done to their work in Full Moon's The Creeps. The Creeps is about a mad scientist who steals the first prints of popular literature based on the famous monsters of horror (Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, The Mummy, and Wolfman) in order to bring them to life in the real world and have them do his evil biddings. When a detective and librarian are on the his scheme, he uses the librarian as a necessary sacrifice, but she gets away and screws up the experiment and all of the monsters come out as cute, little dwarf-sized versions. Yes, we are in Full Moon territory with direction from it's fearless leader, Charles Band. Unfortunately, this is one of Full Moon's lamer attempts, so you'll find yourself either chuckling at the nonsensical aspect of it or very bored with the movie (a rare feat considering this film is only 75 minutes long). The acting amongst the main players is so over-the-top, and the only person taking this film seriously is Phil Fondacaro who plays the pint-sized Dracula. I was surprised to see that this was PG-13 since they have a decent amount of Titty shots in the film from the resident lesbian library boss who also spends time getting off by rubbing herself with the work of Charlotte Brontë. Yea, this film is ridiculous, and if you're into this sort of cheese, you won't mind it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A mad scientist animates Dracula, Frankenstein and other movie monsters, but they're only three feet tall.
      Director
      Charles Band
      Producer
      Charles Band
      Screenwriter
      Neal Marshall Stevens, Neal Marshall Stevens
      Production Co
      Full Moon Pictures, Tanna Productions
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 16, 1997, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 11, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 20m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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