CREPITUS (2018) Reviews and overview

 

‘What’s in your basement?’

Crepitus is a 2018 American horror feature film directed by Haynze Whitmore (Asylum of Secrets: Chapter 1; Street Cleaner; Wade) from a screenplay co-written with Eddie and Sarah Renner. The movie stars Bill Moseley, Eve Mauro, Chalet Lizette Brannan, Caitlin Williams and Lance Paul.

Reviews:

“Its main issue is that it always falls short of reaching the level it promises, especially in the clown’s intentions that all remain lingering in the rhymes he sings, and when you are about to give up on this movie, the weird ending comes to rev up this feeling.” The 10th Circle

“Crepitus, when he appears, is a truly frightening figure, particularly as there is some doubt as to whether he exists or is some dream demon conjured by the appalling family circumstances. Crepitus is director Haynze Whitmore’s first feature, and while there are a few pacing issues it’s otherwise an assure debut. Recommended and very creepy…” Bloody Flicks

Crepitus frustratingly goes through highs and lows and eventually, after many attempts to forgive its many flaws, I had to commit to admitting that it’s just not a good film. It is, however, completely watchable. I certainly don’t regret seeing it because it does contain one very powerful performance that, at least for me, warrants a viewing.” Killer Horror Critic

“As is often the case with smaller horror flicks, the performances mostly aren’t doing this one any favors. That is, save for Bill Moseley (The Devil’s RejectsTexas Chainsaw 2) as the titular clown. Moseley is a certified pro and has been a staple of the horror genre for years. All of that experience and his dedication to the role helps to make this movie worth certain horror lovers’ time.” Movie Web

Crepitus is a film that you’ll want to revisit to fully understand everything. There’s clues hidden throughout, so pay attention to everything. It’s not your average sadistic clown story and that’s what makes it stand out from the rest. Eddie and Sarah Renner created something sadistically depraved, a horror fiend’s worst nightmare.” Pop Horror

“Both, Mauro and Moseley, carry a haunting presence on screen. They are equally the backbone of the film’s truly horrific force. Honestly, I feel like that’s about as much as I can say about it. The third act takes a twist you won’t see coming and its’ effective first two acts makes that possible.” Victims & Villains

“Moseley is skin-crawlingly creepy in the title role as long as he keeps his mouth shut. Crepitus talks in rhymes and that tended to get on my nerves […] My other complaint is a few scenes feel like they’re shot in a strange/artsy manner just to be strange […] Despite those misgivings, Crepitus did get under my skin and effectively creep me out.” Voices from the Balcony

Release:

Indican Pictures released Crepitus on November 1st 2019 (theatrical) and December 13th 2019 (DVD, VOD).

Main cast:

Bill Moseley – Death House; The Devil’s Rejects; Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2; et al
Eve Mauro – Osombie; Penance
Chalet Lizette Brannan
Caitlin Williams
Lance Paul
Taya Parker – Beach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills
Darren Barcomb
Johnny Stevenson
Taylor Marie Williams
Heather Schulz

Filming locations:

Cheboygan, Michigan

Technical details:

83 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1