“When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems”.
Sooo, this is Creep. Aaaaand … Surprise! Found Fooooootage! Yes, yet another found footage horror film. This time the whole shebangabang spins around a creepy dude, that claims to have cancer and wants to record a farewell video for his unborn son. It also spins around the dude is hired by the creep to film said video.
Now, one would expect that the creep initially comes off as a nice guy and slowly, but steadily changes his vibe, so that you suspect that something is off and by the time you know the truth, it is way to late. This is how these kinds of films usually work. Not that this would be particularly interesting to watch, but the concept works for the most part. It’s boring, but it works.
The filmmakers made it clear upfront, that this ain’t how this would be going down, because A) the film is fucking called “creep” and b) because the poster already gives away, what would have been the only surprise unfolding.
It gets worse. There is something off about the Antagonist from the very beginning and he turns full psycho within the first 15 minutes of the film. At this point even the weakest soul would have told that guy to just go fuck himself and leave. Not in this film though. It seems like they had no idea where to go, since they gave all they had away so early. So from that point on the Dude just stays insane, but the Protagonist still won’t stab that motherfucker and then call the police.
It is possible to somehow bear with that nonsense until about half of the movie. Not that it would be enjoyable up to that point, but after that it reeeeaaaly gets hard not to switch it off. And the ending? Clever? Nooo. Surprising? Get outta here. Like most of this film, it is just a big, ole “Fuck You!” towards the viewer. Unbelievable.
Oh and don’t get me started on the “acting”. To call this amateurish would be an understatement.