CREEP (2014) Reviews and overview

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Creep is a 2014 American Blumhouse Productions found footage horror comedy film directed by Patrick Brice, based on a screenplay co-written by Brice and Mark Duplass (The Lazarus Effect).

The movie, which is Brice’s directorial debut, had its world premiere on March 8, 2014, at South by Southwest.

In 2017, a sequel Creep 2, was released on October 24th.

Plot:

Aaron (Patrick Brice) is an optimistic videographer that decides to work for Josef (Mark Duplass) after answering his ad on Craigslist. All Aaron has to do is record Josef throughout the day and remain discreet about the entire set-up. Josef tells Aaron that he’ll be recording a series of videos for his unborn son, as he’s suffering from a terminal illness and will never be able to see him grow up. While Josef seems strange, the money is too good for Aaron to pass up and he agrees to the task.

However, as the day progresses Josef becomes increasingly strange and Aaron finds it difficult to tell whether or not some of the things Josef is saying or doing are truly jokes or actually a sign of true danger and mental instability…

Reviews:

“I would hope that none of us have experienced a turn of events that even remotely resembles what begins to happen in Creep around the halfway point (and keeps getting worse from there). That’s when the film’s tone effortlessly slides into something truly menacing. Duplass and Brice are excellent throughout, but they really elevate Creep to greatness levels with the work they do here.” Bloody Disgusting

“A lot of genre film-makers lazily assume that violence and gore will scare people the most but it never seems to work that way. Atmosphere, dread and the power of suggestion are much more disturbing and this underseen movie deftly uses all three to palm-sweating effect. It feels grounded in reality by refusing to go over the top.” The Guardian

“Knowing and funny without straining to be clever, the found-footage-style pic works better than the Duplass Brothers’ 2008 Baghead, with which it has some elements in common, and has stronger chances with indie-friendly genre fans.” The Hollywood Reporter

Creep is a tiny movie whose uniqueness feels positively seismic. If there’s one thing Creep has, it’s an abundance of personality, and that cannot be understated. If producer Jason Blum made the found footage horror movie commonplace in the multiplex, then this is a thankful return to art house strangeness and announces, in Brice, a bold new voice in the horror genre; he’s scary good.” Indiewire

Film Facts:

The film’s working title was Peachfuzz

Trailer:

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