Creeped Out is a series of spellbinding, enchanting and intriguing tales. Each episode is a different story set in a different place and time, with different characters exploring their way through the unexplained.
A skeptical female clinical psychologist joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possession, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there's a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.
Interesting premises are undermined by amateurish craftsmanship (Season 1)
The idea of short horror stories is intriguing, but the direction, editing and unfortunately also the script feel like a first semester's film school project: they worked with ambition, but without craftsmanship. While the acting is completely ok, the stories don't give you anything. After the first five minutes you regularly think "yes, that might be quite exciting", but then you quickly realize that the rhythm of the stories is just not right, that the editor only has a vague idea of how to create suspense and that the director is simply unable to shape the sloppy script into a coherent whole. There are thousands of horror stories in literature that are only a few pages long, but whose stories leave an impression you will remember years later. That's not the case in any episode here.
The whole first season reminded me very much of first film school projects that stood under the motto "learning by failing". Then we sat down and analyzed why everything didn't work out as it was supposed to. We can only hope that this concept will also be applied here and that the second season will be better.
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