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Creep 2- review


“Creep 2” (2017)

Directed by Patrick Brice

Starring Mark Duplass,  Desiree Akhavan

Running Time 80 Minutes, Rated R.

3.5 Mitch’s out of 5

Mitch Hansch/movieswithmitch.com

2014’s experimental indie “Creep” was one of my SXSW highlights.  A very talented filmmaker/actor in Mark Duplass gave horror a go and did it alongside the film’s co-star and director Patrick Brice in a way that specialized in uncomfortableness rather than jump scares.  Unsettling is a word that describes the found footage film well as it got you to laugh but in the way that startes with a giggle but finishes with a marker of trepidation, and that’s a compliment.


Duplass is back as the egotistical and pathological liar slash serial killer Aaron who this time around has lost his love for the game.  When he enlists Sara (“Girls” Desiree Akhavan) who is an aspiring internet documentarian that specializes in trying to find out what makes lonely men tick, Aaron feels like there might be a little left in the tank yet.  Duplass has a blast with this character, and you can feel the script giving into Duplass’ improv which is very strong for the most part.  Creepy moments thrive here because Duplass and Brice let them marinate and Akhavan more than holds her own.  I will say that the original brought more ‘scares’ for me, and this time around the ending felt very rushed as the film is a very quick 80 minutes in total, but this sequel is able to use what worked the first time around and expand in different in directions as well.

Proverbs 16:5

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