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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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Ever missed the last train? See more »


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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sean Harris is a method actor and didn't socialize with anyone throughout the shoot. See more »

Goofs

Possibly intentional as the character is German: Kate attempts to put coins in the public pay phone when the emergency services (999) can be dialed free of charge from all public pay phones in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: So what are you, French?
Kate: No, I'm German.
Jimmy: German? I support Germany when they're playing against England at football. Come to think of it I support anyone who's playing against England at football.
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Connections

Referenced in Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Trio No 2 in E flat major
Composed by Franz Schubert
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Run from the creep Lola, RUN!
20 March 2005 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

"Creep" is a new horror film that, without a doubt, will please many genre fans simply because it's so down to the point and unscrupulous! It has many genuine shock-moments, a whole lot of repulsive gore-sequences and a rare claustrophobic tension. What it hasn't got is logic and a solid plot but, to tell you the truth, that didn't bother me for one second. When the end-credits start to roll, there are still many unanswered questions to ponder on but director/writer Christopher Smith (in his debut) seemly preferred to fully focus on tension and adrenalin-rushing action instead of long, soporific speeches and theories that could explain the existence of the "creep" in the London subway. The story revolves on the young and haughty Kate, who leaves her own party in order to go and meet the famous actor George Clooney who's in town to present his new film. She falls asleep in the subway, misses the last train and she finds herself trapped in the underground subway network. Things really get terrifying when she encounters a mad-raving lunatic who lives in the old tunnels and kills/kidnaps people to experiment upon. Even experienced homeless people, security guards or sewer-workers can't rescue her from this ravenous monster! I really dug the creep-character! He's nauseating, hideous and primitive but in a strange way fascinating. Christopher Smith only leaves us clues and hints, and it's merely up to the viewer to guess this vile creature's origin and background. I reckon this isn't very original, and I'm sure many people won't appreciate the lack of content, but I forgive Smith and I think it's better this way than going over the top completely, "Jeepers Creepers"-style (that particular film started out great as well, but as soon as the Creeper's identity was clear it turned into a very mediocre horror effort). The obvious aspect-to-love is the outrageous gore! There's some severe butchering going on in this film and the make-up, as well as the sound effects, are very convincing. The ominous setting of the abandoned London subway during night is effectively used. There also is some acting-talent present in this film, with Franka Potenta (Run Lola Run) returning to graphic horror nearly five years after the cool German film "Anatomie". Creep is terrific entertainment when you're in an undemanding mood and Christopher Smith definitely is a director I'll keep an eye on. Make sure you don't have to take the subway right after watching this film...


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