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Creepy (2016)

Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 18 June 2016 (Japan)
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Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is ... See full summary »


Kiyoshi Kurosawa


Yutaka Maekawa (based on the novel by), Chihiro Ikeda (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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Credited cast:
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Takakura
Yûko Takeuchi ... Yasuko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toru Baba Toru Baba
Ryôko Fujino Ryôko Fujino ... Mio
Masahiro Higashide ... Nogami
Teruyuki Kagawa ... Nishino
Haruna Kawaguchi Haruna Kawaguchi ... Saki
Misaki Saisho Misaki Saisho
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano ... Tanimoto
Naoko Satô Naoko Satô
Masahiro Toda ... Okawa


Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is the only surviving family member from the case. Meanwhile, Takakura and his wife Yasuko recently moved into a new home. Their neighbor, Nishino, has a sick wife and a young teen daughter. One day, the daughter, Mio, tells him that the man is not her father and she doesn't know him at all.

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That man isn't my father, he is total stranger.


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Release Date:

18 June 2016 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The serial killer that the main character discusses with his class is Robert Hansen. He would kidnap prostitutes and take them in his plane into the forest where he would hunt them down and kill them. He lived in Alaska. See more »


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Creepy sneaks up on you and leaves you feeling and thinking at the end of the film.
12 November 2016 | by texsheltersSee all my reviews

"Creepy" sneaks up on you.

For anyone who likes Japanese horror films or psychological thrillers like 'The Gift', see "Creepy." For those who like films of all kinds, "Creepy" is worth a watch.

The lead antagonist in the film is spectacular. He is definitely "Creepy." And while the title seems a bit obvious, remember, it's from the Japanese, meaning...creepy, I think. Not only are the film, subject, and characters creepy, the tension, darkness and terror creeps up and into you as you watch the film. Creepy is terrifying in a way that obvious gorefests, like 'Saw', could never be.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, no relation to the film master Akira Kurosawa, does an excellent, if not perfect, job keeping the audience entranced in the mystery of Creepy.

Teruyuki Kagawa is amazing playing the complex Nishino, the next-store neighbor of a former police detective Takakira, played by Hidetoshi Nishijima. Along with his wife, Yasuko played by Yûko Takeuchi, they partake in a back and forth of ego, secrets, veiled threats and mystery that keeps the film moving. These actors, especially the neighbor, make this less than perfect film work.

What doesn't work in this film is that the characters far to often behave in obviously stupid ways and don't react in a timely manner to a threatening situation. I don't know how the police are trained, but when I get an open shot at a criminal that is threatening the lives of others, I take it. To sum: while the director is excellent at portraying the psychological tensions between characters and chooses shots and angles to enhance these tensions, the action scenes are awkward.

Rating: Pay Full Price.

Despite the faults in the film, the overall affect leaves one feeling and thinking something more than they did before seeing the film. That is what film at its best does.

Peace, Tex Shelters

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