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Creep (2004)

Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.

Director:

Christopher Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vas Blackwood ... George
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ... Arthur
Kathryn Gilfeather Kathryn Gilfeather ... Girl
Franka Potente ... Kate
Grant Ibbs ... Man
Joe Anderson ... Male Model
Jeremy Sheffield ... Guy
Sean De Vrind Sean De Vrind ... Friend
Ian Duncan ... Friend
Debora Weston Debora Weston ... Mya
Emily Gilchrist Emily Gilchrist ... Karen
Craig Fackrell ... Homeless Guy
Elizabeth McKechnie ... Woman
Kelly Scott ... Mandy
Strapper Strapper ... 'Ray' The Dog
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Storyline

Heading home late one night after a party, Kate falls asleep while waiting for her train. She awakens to find herself trapped in the London underground, with all the doors locked for the evening. While being attacked by a co-worker who has followed her, a mysterious unseen creature drags him away and kills him. This begins a terrifying ordeal, as Kate and a young homeless couple are stalked through the dark tunnels by something dangerous with payback on its mind. Written by Mr_John_Barrymore

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

28 January 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Nakaza See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£477,687 (United Kingdom), 30 January 2005, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Franka Potente was writer/director Christopher Smith's first and only choice to play Kate. See more »

Goofs

Franka Potente's character falls asleep accidentally and thus is left at Charing Cross after closing time. When she awakes and later on luckily jumps on another train passing through, her rude admirer is there to greet her (and then tries to rape her). He would have had not only to stay hidden all this time while following her, but also would have had to accept being locked in with her, plus would have had to wait for her while she was frantically trying to get out only then to return downstairs trying to catch this last unannounced train. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: [after Kate explains an attack] It sounds to me like some vigilante train driver got a wee bit carried away. The way I see it, you should be thankin' the man, not runnin' away from him.
Kate: No, no, no, you have no idea. You didn't see what he did to Guy.
Jimmy: The rapist?
Mandy: Can I have a fag, Jim?
Kate: I'm telling you, something is not *right* down here!
Jimmy: [after he hands Mandy a cigarette, which she is not aware of] There's a lot of things not right doon 'ere, sweetheart.
Mandy: Can I have a fag, Jim?
Jimmy: You've got one in ...
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Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Severance' (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Soundsplatt
performed by Butterich
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User Reviews

 
Effectively made horror thriller
18 June 2005 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Unmissable **** Very Good *** Okay ** You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead * Avoid At All Costs

Stuck-up career bitch Kate (Franka Potente) heads to the London underground to catch a train to take her to meet George Clooney. However, after a hectic working day, she dozes off and awakens to find herself alone in a deserted platform. As she races off on a situation taking her from one daunting encounter to the next, however, she learns of something far more malign and evil waiting for her out there.

In a lot of ways, the British Film Industry is really becoming one on it's own, especially in the horror thriller department, with films such as Creep and the successful 28 Days Later (which this has strong echoes of in parts.) In terms of succeeding in what it set out to do, Creep does cleverly create (especially at the beginning) a scary sense of isolation and tense fear. At it's clever running time, it also (though inadvertently, I suspect) manages to pay homage to some of those pioneer high-concept horror films from the 70s that rely on shocks and fear through-out without really focusing too much on character development and such.

Of it's weaknesses, some scenes are a little predictable, but these don't really succeed in making it less scary or effective in any way. I'm not sure if the ending was meant to make it come off as some sort of morality play and it's not exactly perfect, but it's certainly very effective and serves it's basic function very well. ***


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