This month will focus on found footage horror movies that hold up surprisingly well and deserve more recognition.
I couldn’t think of a more better way to set the mood than with Creep(2014). A very unsettling film and really gets you to think of how psychopathic someone could be and you never would know it.
The plot sees a filmographer who answers an add to film a stranger who says he is dying of cancer and wants to create a video for his unborn child. As the interactions get weirder and more off-putting, questions arise as to what exactly the person filming signed up for exactly.
Let’s start by saying the antagonist doesn’t take long is showing just unsettling he is. He uses psychology and jump scares to his advantage. The very first scene of him just popping out of nowhere still gets me to jump in my seat. He’s very jovial and really seems to enjoy just having another person he can relate to. Then you understand it’s deeper than that. This is a man who really enjoys playing with his food.
He realizes the protagonist is a good person and takes complete advantage of that. He uses manipulation and gaslighting until he has his victim right where he wants him. By the time the victim realizes just how much he is in danger, it’s far too late. Even when he think he has escaped, he really hasn’t. The whole incident really takes a psychological toll on him. The ending goes in the way you expect and the antagonist moves on to his next victim. Which shows this is something that’s been going on for a long time and the man knows what he is doing.
This is a well done movie with how creepy and disturbing it is. It pulls you in and keeps your rapt attention in wanting to know more about what is happening exactly. The villian definely ranks up there in being one of most disturbing portrayals in horror. This film did so well, it got a sequel which is just as unsettling as the first one, maybe even more so.
If you haven’t seen this one, I highly suggest you do so. You won’t regret it, and it’s going to sit with you long after watching. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.
If you already seen Creep(2014), let us know your thoughts below!
Till next time, stay scared!
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