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Creep (2014)

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A young videographer answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man's odd behavior, he starts to question his intentions.

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Patrick Brice

Writers:

Patrick Brice (story), Mark Duplass (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Patrick Brice ... Aaron
Mark Duplass ... Josef
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Storyline

When a videographer answers an advert of the website Craigslist for a one-day job in a remote mountain town to video the last messages of a dying man. The job takes a strange turn when the last messages get darker and darker. The videographer continues to see the job through, but when it is time to leave he is unable to find his keys, and when he receives a strange phone call he finds his client is not at all what he initially seemed to be.

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Rated R for brief violence and language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peachfuzz See more »

Filming Locations:

Crestline, California, USA

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Trivia

Since the movie was based on a series of conversations between Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass, most of it was improvised. This led to a lot of scenes being shot, and as a result, the footage was screened in front of their peers. This eventually pushed the psychological black comedy into a psychological horror film after taking the advice of their friends. There is also footage of at least three other alternate endings. See more »

Goofs

Josef's weight fluctuates visibly throughout the film. See more »

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Josef: Tubby time
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »

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Simple, clever and plenty of fun
26 August 2014 | by mungfleshSee all my reviews

If we contrast this movie with its great grand-pappy, Blair Witch, we see just how far the found footage genre has come, which is surprising, considering that around the time of Blair Witch, it didn't really feel like there was a lot of mileage in that particular sub genre.

For me, Creep's greatest strength is the black humor. It's a seriously funny movie but never loses the tension that simmers under its surface. We've seen this kind of stalker idea many times before in conventional cinema of the nineties, such as Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The Fan and Cable Guy but this one really puts the viewer in the shoes of the one who is stalked.

Mark Duplass puts in a legendary performance as Josef. The first time we see him on screen, it's kind of hard to imagine him as the Creep he is meant to be but as the movie draws to its conclusion, he nails it.

It practically has "cult classic" stamped all over it.


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