31 Days of Horror 2018: Day 17- Creep (2014)

Posted October 17, 2018 by Thomas James Juretus in Movies

Day 17 on our crawl through creepy cinema, and today’s viewing is the 2014 indie flick Creep. Aaron (Patrick Brice, who also wrote and directed the film) is a videographer hired by a man (the film’s co-writer, Mark Duplass) to follow him around for a day. The man says he wants to be filmed as he is dying of cancer and wants to leave a video record for his unborn child, but as the day goes on, Aaron gets increasingly uncomfortable as the man’s requests get a bit stranger. 8/10 stars

Creep is built on a very simple premise- that there is reason to be wary of strangers, even when your chosen line of work is essentially accepting jobs from people you don’t know. The film was mostly improvised, as Brice and Duplass just worked off a bare-bones script based on conversations between the two, and in the end that approach for this movie worked. Most “found footage” films come off as a little fake, but this is one that genuinely works. From the moment you meet Duplass’ character of Josef you feel uneasy, and that there is something wrong with this guy. The film does a nice job of building on this unease, with some jump scares placed here and there before the final jolt prior to the credits. Worth a look. Now showing on Netflix and is available on DVD.

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