The movie is cheesy, so what's wrong with having a cheesy cover artwork to go along with it? What actually counts is the movie itself and the quality of the actual disc. Remember: alot of stupid horror in the 80's had awesome artwork, and that always suckered people into renting/buying them...just to find out the movie was horrible in a bad way! So....at least this time the artwork fits the movie! No reason to cancel your pre-order or anything. It's just a cover.
I don't think the current selection of artwork fits the movie at all. It is horribly bland and uninspired. This movie is not a cheesy forgetable flick, but rather, a cult classic that people have been waiting for to get the dvd treatment for years and it deserves better artwork than the current selection of garbage. There was really nothing wrong with the original artwork. They should heed Anchor Bay's lead to go with Happy Birthday To Me's original artwork on the upcoming rerelease of that movie and do the same with this one.
I agree - these three movie covers are TERRIBLE. I would go with the original artwork and just update that a little - clean it up and there you go. What was someone thinking with these covers? Rediculous.
what covers would you have chosen the one w/our hero and the girl in front of the sorority house w/the flame thrower or the one from the original VHS cover. I would have prefered the first one w/the flame thrower...I mean the cover they chose looks pretty cheesy and doesn't exactly "thrill me" but at least we have the release of the DVD w/extras, to bad Phantasm 2 (the best in the series) was bare bones, but I was looking for that release for a long time. and now we get Trick R Treat too. It's been a good few months for horror fans.Now I hope we get a release of Mindwarp (Fangoria's first flick w/Bruce Campbell and Angus Scrimm two legends in the horror genre....still bad cover or not I know everyone on this post will be "screaming like wild banshes" to get a copy of this.
I like the flamethrower one as well. The extras should be awesome. I just saw Trick R Treat, and I absolutely LOVED it! And I will definitely be screaming like a banshee when I get my hands on the Night of the Creeps DVD! :)
@ Ryan S. : I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE! One of the thngs I was hoping on with this first-ever release to DVD was a facsimile of the original poster art being used for the DVD cover art! But when I learned that they were going to allow "fans" to choose among 3 different cover designs WHICH DID NOT INCLUDE the original poster design, that should've told me right then & there that Dekker & company really did NOT care about the true "fans" of this movie! That suspicion was further confirmed when it was announced that the version of the film selected for the project would consist *ONLY* of the so-called "Director's Cut", and that the "Theatrical Version" would NOT be offered, either as a "dvd menu option" (a la "Terminator 2" and "clue") or as a separate DVD release; either option would have given the fans of the movie a *CHOICE*... but noooooo... they always think they know better than us! -- so they give us some crap :30 second snippet of the alternate ending as a "deleted scene"! As a result, this title is STILL not finding a home in my personal dvd library collection until we've been given the option of which "movie" some of us would rather see & own!
"They" was the director himself. You should read the article with dekker on fearnet.com This is the version he originally wanted. The corporate studio big wigs, or "they" as you put it, wanted the zombie dog ending shot so they could end with a "boo, gotcha" moment that dekker was totally against but his hand was forced. Now he had the chance to go with the ending he had intended from the very beginning. Why wouldn't you support the director himself's actual peferred ending. I don't get your beef. You want the corporate cheap ending? I think the director knows best how to make his movie. The dumb zombie dog scene is included in the deleted scenes section where it belongs.
@FrenchFry: I know that! I knew that! ... AND I DON'T CARE! The fact of the matter is that *BOTH* versions of the movie were made, so *BOTH* versions of the movie SHOULD HAVE BEEN offered! If "they" could waste our time *PRETENDING* that we were really being valued as their customers by allowing "us" to "choose" a cover-art design (which DID NOT include the ORIGINAL poster art!), then "they" should've gone all the way and offered us a choice of which *VERSION* of the movie we wanted to own! Because of this cop-out, I'm seriously considering buying a BOOTLEG of the VHS version burned to DVD.
Don't get me wrong guys, I usually always prefer the original artworks too, but at the end of the day, it's not THAT big a deal, and doesn't ruin my enjoyment of the film. This is a great film, and if you're not gonna buy it the Blu Ray/DVD just because it doesn't give you two film options, that's pretty sad. First things first, the theatrical ending is absolutely wretched (as anyone with half a brain should know), and aside from nostalgic factor of that being the ending you saw in theaters, I just cannot understand how people prefer that gimmicky tacked-on coda.