Creep is Unnerving and Uncomfortable... It is Good Horror

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Last weekend I watched the movie Creep [2014] starring Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice. It is a slow, but very unnerving flick about a man, Aaron, who responds to a Craigslist ad for a one-day videographer gig. The job seems fairly straight forward; record Josef for a day and document his life for his expectant child. Josef, who says he is dying of cancer, wants to make sure his unborn child knows how much he loves them and wants to give him/her a glimpse of who he is.

The two go on a hike, hit up the local diner, and just hangout. It isn’t obvious that Josef is a bit off right away, but not long after the start Aaron gets the feeling that he might be. Aaron, who makes half-ass attempts to get out of the job once he sees this, never actually leaves the cabin. That is until he has an ominous phone conversation with who he believes is Josef’s wife. Things get more intense at this point. Aaron is determined to leave even after his keys go mysteriously missing. Once he forcefully does manage to leave the cabin, it isn’t over. Josef is determined to make things right with Aaron. He sends him recordings of apologies and gifts. Josef, who can’t help but feel sorry for him, decides to meet with him one last time.

There is something super unnerving and uncomfortable about this movie. I liked it. It feels real and that is super terrifying. What do you think?

Posted by admin - Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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