Creep ★★★

What should I say? CREEP spends a lot of time trying to put the viewer on the wrong track. Too much time. Because when the film starts to get really interesting and leaves the surface, too much time has already passed for one to be really carried away.

But CREEP should not be dependant on shocking the audience with jump-scares at first. Because the real horror, the real shock moments do not lie in the horror mechanisms of long gone decades, but inside Mark Duplass' character Josef. Because he bends every perception of truth and lets the good in people run into a wall again and again.


(watched as part of the 6th Annual Letterboxd Season Challenge: 2020-21 - Mumblegore Week)