Crypsis (2019) reviews and overview

 
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‘A camping trip gone terribly wrong’

Crypsis is a 2019 American horror feature film about a group of friends on an island menaced by a strange creature.

Written, co-produced, directed by and also starring Paul Anthony Rogers (making his feature debut), the movie also stars Michael Armata, Anthony Hoang, Jordan Mitchell-Love and Eddie Nason.

Plot:

A group of friends make a bet to survive on an island. Unbeknownst to them, a mysterious old creature begins hunting them throughout the night. What began as an innocent bet quickly turns into a fight for survival. As night falls, this becomes a fight to the death that no one had anticipated…

Release:

Crypsis is released in the USA on VOD by Uncork’d Entertainment on December 31st 2019. In the UK, it is available digitally via Evolutionary Films.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“There are a couple of good chuckles and I appreciate the overall direction of the film, especially the scares. I knew the monster is lurking around but it really took me by surprise every time it appears. Every scene with the monster is paced and cut to perfection.” CRP Writes

” …the film is almost pitch black meet-and-greets with the creature while they run around screaming and attracting it to their locations because, as I said, they have butter for brains. Crypsis is the type of film that doesn’t make you root for the survival of any of the characters. Each one has a trait that doesn’t make them appealable for the audience; charmless villains.” Horror Buzz

“Monster stalks some fools out in the woods is a horror biz greatest hit, but it’s a classic for a reason; it works, and this film makes effective use of the trope to deliver some solid suspense and man vs. monster action. So yeah; if you want a solid creature feature that is well done and nicely paced I’d definitely say give Crypsis a wicked whirl!” Horror Fuel

Crypsis is a lively and fun movie that is not too deep, but is more of a reckless voyage of discovery that will both entertain and shock you in equal measure as the creature’s voice echoes out from its dark lair in the shadows, a voice that reminded me a lot of ‘Godzilla the Wolfman’, the trumpet of a creature that is a vaguely humanoid piece of stalking, taunting nightmare.” HorrorScreams VideoVault

Crypsis runs 80 minutes, the constant arguing made it seem twice as long. Even after they figure out the creature has poor eyesight and hunts mostly by sound. They literally can’t stop yelling at each other even when their lives depend on it. Maybe the creature is doing us a favor by cleaning up the gene pool.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

  • Michael Armata … Brandon
  • Anthony Hoang … Josh
  • Jordan Mitchell-Love … Eric
  • Eddie Nason … Ethan
  • Paul Anthony Rogers … Kyle

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