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OCTOBER MOVIE-A-DAY MARATHON: CREEP

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And on the fifth day, he watched Creep and it was good! Despite the pretentious way I phrased that, it’s basically true. Creep is a found footage film, which give it a bonus in my book as I am a huge fan of the found footage style. The frame work here is a free lance camera man or filmographer, someone who MV5BMTY0NTU2ODM5Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTAwOTA5NTE@._V1_UY1200_CR85,0,630,1200_AL_owns a camera basically. He is hired to make a memorial video for a man who claims to have cancer for his unborn son.

Now Creep is a cup of coffee compared to most horror films, just under eighty minutes long and if it wasn’t rated PG-13 someone at the rating company was being particularly punitive. I would like to say the villain had a haunting performance, but he didn’t, and that really made the film stand out. The villain is so sincere it makes you a little uncomfortable. By the time you find out how much of the story is manufactured lies, you’ve already been dealing with the strange “survivor love of life” that makes him too familiar too quickly. The escalation is interesting in its conservative subtlety and even the climax is a little muted. The only tangible moments of creepiness (no pun intended) is when the peach Fuzz mask, a purposefully unsettling werewolf mask, is donned.

I have to say, I enjoyed the movie, even though it’s nothing I’d add to my annual tradition of horror movies. If you have some time and want to be entertained, I’ve got eighty minutes for you right here!

I give it 3.5 out of 5.

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