Creep (2004) Macabre month of horror #8

creep macabre month of horror

I’m not entirely sure why, but when I see the poster for this movie, I can’t shake the feeling that theHuman Centipede is the hand inside the train car. Am I the only one who see’s that? 

This is the most solid film in the collection. It is the only one that I feel can actually be taken seriously as a horror film. I actually thought that ‘Creep’ was damn good!

The setting for Creep isn’t completely original for a horror film, but works very well nonetheless. The film takes place in a subway station, but that isn’t the only location. There are a few other interesting locations. The locations and the way they are discovered kind of reminds me of a survival horror game like Silent Hill or Resident Evil. From the subway we find a great set with cages over water pits, and a very creepy laboratory. All of the locations are well designed and perfectly creepy. I also want to note that the lighting is very good. I know the lighting may not seem too important to a lot of people, but the lighting adds to the creepiness in a very good way.

The main cast is pretty small. For the most part we follow this one girl. The characters aren’t too deep, but there isn’t anything inherently wrong with them, and they work just fine for the purpose of the plot.

The villain is actually really good. He has a very good design, and his acting is great. It’s very easy to overlook a performance like this but I think it’s worth noting. He is very creepy,not just  in the way he looks, but also how he stands and walks. He doesn’t speak but let’s out this high pitched screeching/crying kind of sounds. In a delightfully creepy scene in the laboratory we get just a little bit of back story on the character. The way the information is given is very well done as well. All the information from the scene is conveyed visually, through what we see in the scene,and how we see the main actress react.

The movie does a great job at building suspense. With a movie like this, I had no idea what I was in for. The movie really unfolds at a good pace, escalating evenly throughout. They keep you unsure of what exactly is happening for a good part of the movie. You don’t even see the villain for a very long time, and when you do it’s only like an arm at first. You see aftermath, and small pieces of him, until you get the big reveal.

This is actually a really good horror movie. The plot is nothing outstanding, but the directing sells it. This is a very well crafted horror film. It is currently on Netflix instant streaming. I definitely recommend checking it out.

The rest of the films on the DVD collection are so bad they’re good. This one is just damn good.

 

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