Night of the Creeps - Jon-Erik Hexum

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  1. MC Paul Barman

    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Jon-Erik Hexum accidently killed himself on the set of a tv series called "Cover Up".
    The show was going through alot of delays and joking around Hexum picked up a prop gun that was believed to be unload, put it against his head, and pulled the trigger.

    That was at the end of 1984.

    In 1985 (released on VHS in 1986) Night of the Creeps was released with cover art that upset some people who remembered Jon-Erik Hexum.
    So, what do you think? Did they copy his likeliness for their cover?


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    I can see it.
     
  3. MC Paul Barman

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    And mind you, in the movie Night of the Creeps there is not a character that looks like the guy on the cover. There are frat boys galore.... but not anyone like the cover art.
     
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    don't see it.
     
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    I remember the incident, world - oyster. Obviously ripped.
     
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    What was the artist's response?
     
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    From Wikipedia

     
  8. equus

    equus Horse Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I love night of the creeps. own it on dvd
     
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    Great movie. Just watched it in October streaming on Netflix with my sisters and brothers, who'd never seen it before. Great family movie night.

    Still hate that J.C. got kilt.
     
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    "Thrill me."

    Sad about the actor and random use of his image...
     
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    The resemblance is undeniable. The nose, for example, is like 95% the same.
     
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    equus Horse Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    for those of you unfamiliar.....


     
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    he had been a model for years and a common practice back then was to use stock photos and I had heard at one point that it was a portfolio of his that was used without realizing it was him or intending to disrespect him.
     
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    Reminded me of this for some reason.

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    Night of the Creeps is one of my all time favs.

    Classic.
     
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    Thats why they did it. Because it was the shit. And kids loved shooting things... contra...fuck yeah...
     
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    the greatest thing ever just got even greater.
     
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    I thought this thread was going to be about Christmas eve at your in laws.
     

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