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“Much ado about - oh wow that was totally insane and disturbing!” That’s about the best way to summarize your reaction while watching this seemingly-by-the-numbers prison-flick. Oh, and as usual Vaughn commands every scene, this time with his believable (and very misunderstood!) turn as a dude just trying to make a place in the world for his family. Spoilers: shit goes sideways.
Mark Duplass remains the most criminally underrated, under celebrated, and most of all - a certified powerhouse actor who has established himself in the ranks of the upper-tiers of his fellow contemporary American male lead actors.
To say anything about Creeps plot would be a disservice to those yet to see the film. As for the production, consider this the exception to the rule regarding how great a found footage film can truly be.
Okay, Ill spoil one thing: the final scene wont be a victim running away from some sort of evil trying to kill them, as the screen jitters and shakes your mind into oblivion before being dropped on the floor at an insultingly awful angle when the big bad monster is supposed to be finally revealed, (ex: so its the OPPOSITE of such cop-out endings like The Blair Witch Project shamelessly delivered even though it wasnt a bad movie up until that final marathon through the woods with a VHS camcorder being whirled in all sorts of mannerisms that conveniently kept the big reveal from being a reveal at all.) Instead, Creep subverts the found footage genre in ways too hard to describe, and its best to just encourage you to watch it, if for nothing else, than for Duplasss force majeure performance, as he constantly ebbs and flows against your nerves, dropping overt and blunt emphasis in what his intentions actually are from the initial scene hes in, but always charms and convincingly dialogues his way back in our good graces whenever he knows were on to whatever the hell hes up to.
Further more, now that its 2017, once you finish this, you dont have to wait! CREEP 2 is out and oh me oh my is it - dare I say it? - BETTER than the original? Ill let you decide that one, but from the critical reception of the sequel already, Duplass has literally confirmed pre-production on the (final) third Creep film to be under way, where the concept of a trilogy was always the idea, but he had no clue if audiences or critics would take to the first film, or the second if he got this far. Well he has, and all signs point to a consensus agreement that these two creepy as hell duologue-formatted screenplays are returning investments and effort sufficiently. Like, extremely well.
I for one cannot wait.