- Patrick Brice
- Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton
- 77 min.
- Release Date
People are strange. Spend any amount of time out in the world, and you’re bound to encounter someone whose particular brand of strangeness gives you the heebie-jeebies. Sometimes, it’s a coworker with off-putting mannerisms, making you uncomfortable in an indescribable way. Sometimes, it’s a serial over-sharer who, unprompted, tells you about problems in their most intimate relationships, or worse, a physical condition they want you to diagnose. And as much as you hate to admit it, sometimes a person might also just not look right—you can’t explain why, but they make your internal alarm bells start to ring. They seem nice enough, but they’re also a little off somehow, and you instinctively want to get away. That’s what the protagonist in Creep, a clever and unsettling film about a Craigslist encounter from hell, should have done. Conceived by Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass, and directed by Brice, the 77-minute Netflix film from 2014 has since become a minor cult classic. Fittingly so; it’s among the funniest and scariest horror-comedies of this century, blending mumblegore independence with a found footage aesthetic to create a destabilizing, unforgettable experience.
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