‘Creep’ – Review
By Lynn Sorel
Rating: 7 out of 10
Synopsis: When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems.
Our Thoughts: ‘Creep’ seems like a straight forward story about a man who gets more than he bargained for when he signs up for a job online. It’s not your typical found footage film, which are generally centered on the supernatural. It’s more grounded in reality and is more psychological in it’s approach.
Videographer Aaron begins filming a documentary for a man, Josef, whom he meets on Craigslist. At first, he seems to be making a legit documentary for his unborn child. Despite some of what he is asked to film being weird, he goes with it. It’s for a child after all. However, when he doesn’t allow him to leave he begins to worry. Josef’s sister calls and tells Aaron that her brother “has problems” and tells him to leave the house immediately, which he manages to do after another creepy encounter with him. When Josef begins sending Aaron packages to his home address, it begins to get really strange.
The story is very intriguing and keeps you watching, trying to figuring out what exactly is going on in Josef’s head and where it is all leading. The end is more messed up than I predicted and I really liked it. It’s something to could really happen to anyone, which in a way makes it more scary than the supernatural found footage films.
Mark Duplass is outstanding as Josef. Patrick Brice is excellent as the terrified Aaron. ‘Creep’ is a strange film about a really disturbed individual. It is the ultimate Cragislist nightmare and will make you think twice before ever using it again. I recommend this film to anyone who enjoys found footage films.