Friday, September 15, 2017

Creep (2014)

This is an extremely low-budget film that features only two characters, utilizes a skeleton crew, and it was retro-scripted. Usually this is a recipe for disaster.  However, Creep manages to pull the viewer into its world and cobble together an interesting story.

The plot is very simple. A videographer is hired by a man who claims to have a terminal illness to follow him around to make a video about who he was for his unborn son to watch after he dies. As the man's behavior grows more and more bizarre, the cameraman begins to wonder if this was a job worth taking.

The story starts out well but then seems to drag on in places almost to the point where the viewer starts to lose interest, and then something happens to yank the attention back in. It's a bit like starting to fall asleep in a classroom and then snapping to attention because the teacher said something off-the-wall.

If you are looking for blood and guts, you won't find it here. What you will find is a surprisingly creepy story fueled almost entirely by the imaginations of two talented actors.

Film Information: Creep

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