"The TV Edition has my original ending, which I made the mistake of showing to the studio before the opticals were finished...it was very poetic and moody. It was a much better, more interesting ending. I showed it to the studio and the effects weren't finished; there was a miniature and some light stands, and they didn't know what it was. 'What kind of ending is that?' 'The optical's not done.' 'We don't get it. Have a cheap scare at the end.'"

- Fred Dekker
Fangoria #128

The standard theatrical cut of Fred Dekker's Night of the Creeps contains a very standard ending which was nothing like the director's original intentions.

The original ending of NOTC has survived through its inclusion in the television cut of the film. The following are screen captures from a recent showing on the U.S. SciFi channel.















































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