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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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Horror | Thriller

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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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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 »

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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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Longtime Companion
Written by Sonny Smith
Performed by Sonny and the Sunsets
Courtesy of Polyvinyl Record Co.
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Good job
22 November 2015 | by begobSee all my reviews

A passive, mild-mannered video-maker accepts a mystery contract to turn up with his camera for eight hours, and when he gets to the isolated location finds the job is to film a memento video for a man suffering from incurable cancer. But things get out of control.

Looks like simple found footage, but the two psychological types and their relationship ring true, so this two-hander is well played and ends up with a tight climax. I can understand people complaining about the bad decisions, but they felt right for that character.

The jump scares are just that - literal jump scares. And the actor playing the baddie varies his mood nicely. I saw him in The Lazarus Effect, but here he really shows his chops. Movies on this theme I usually find depressing, but this has clarity to it and, although the pace drags a little, it's enjoyable to watch. Add on a well wrapped up ending and it deserves a recommend.

Overall, tight and simple, with a good performance. 7/10.


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