Virtually unnoticed during its brief theatrical run, this wildly entertaining horror-comedy achieved healthy cult status following its home-video and cable TV releases. The directorial debut of Fred Dekker writer of the successful horror parody House, this low-budget effort throws alien monsters, axe-wielding killers, flesh-eating zombies, nudity, and gasp! drunken fraternity shenanigans into a blender, spiced with witty one-liners and references to dozens of horror classics and anti-classics. The result is a satisfying treat that will tickle the tastebuds of horror fans. The film's nominal protagonists are a pair of randy fraternity pledges Jason Lively, Steve Marshall who open a literal can of worms when they steal a corpse from the campus medical facility and release a horde of space-leeches, which proceed to infest the bodies of everyone in sight. The host bodies subsequently become homicidal zombies with a penchant for popping in on unsuspecting and undressing sorority girls. The town's only hope such as it is seems to be a hard-boiled ex-cop Tom Atkins, who has uncovered the secret link between the zombie invasion and a 30-year-old axe-murder case. and who's also several sandwiches shy of a picnic. Dekker keeps things moving at a brisk pace thanks to some outrageous set-pieces some of which happen so quickly they'll have viewers reaching for the pause button and clever dialogue, particularly for Atkins "Girls, the good news is your dates are here; the bad news is, they're dead", who dives into his crusty character with relish.