Movie Review by Siobahn Harris
Let’s talk about this movie that can easily get under your skin in the best way. First of all, you can find this treasure on Netflix. While yes, this is a sequel, do you have to watch the first to enjoy it? No. However, if you haven’t seen the first movie, you’ll miss out on fun little tidbits here and there. Thankfully, you can find Creep on Netflix as well. I highly suggest you turn out the lights, pop some popcorn, grab your taser and watch both back to back. With that being said, let’s get into it!
This movie was much better than I was expecting. Yes, I hate to say it, I thought this movie was going to be slow and dry with a killer ending. Never go into a Creep movie expecting anything. Written by Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass, the film is about a man named Aaron (played by Duplass) who posted a job opportunity on Craigslist. Sara (played by Desiree Akhavan), the host of a slow-moving YouTube channel called Encounters, is intrigued. The ad that is asking for a videographer for one day and is paying $1000.
However, when you text someone about the job and their first question is, “Do you scare easily?” just walk away. Not Sara, this girl has some major balls and jumps right in!
After showing up to the house and asking what’s your story, Aaron drops a major bomb, I’m a serial killer.
Baby girl, RUN! No? Just keep filming? Got it.
Soon after, Aaron exposes a bit more than that as a way of cutting through any sexual curiosity (I tip my hat to you Mr. Duplass! Where most others would shy away, you proudly stood for almost a full minute. That’s giving your all to the film and I’m very impressed!). While Sara takes note that there are so many red flags, she continues the job this interesting stranger. As the darkness of night settles in, so does Aaron’s oh so dark ways. Sara is soon forced to make some hard decisions and is surprisingly taken off guard when assumed this was an innocent situation. It appears Sara isn’t the only one taken off guard, as Aaron didn’t really expect someone like her to show up. Sara not only is open to many things but there are times that she seems just as twisted as Aaron, which makes for a fun ride. I don’t want to give any more away, just know you need to see this movie.
The beauty of the Creep movies is how real they are, how it was created with very few people, and how it proves that it’s not blood that makes a true horror movie. They play on your psychological fears more than anything else. You find yourself wondering what you would do in that situation. Why the main character is doing that they are doing? And most of all, what the hell does this creep want?!
This is definitely a horror movie that brings the True Fear but is still okay for those of you who can’t handle a bunch of blood. Please don’t misunderstand me, there is blood but it’s not a blood bath, so mom, uncover your eyes!