With a title like Creep, it's not hard to figure out what kind of "horror" movie this is going to be. The movie starts off with a young videographer, Aaron (played by Patrick Brice), who is meeting someone that is going to pay him for his services. He has never met the person before and is unsure of what this job will entail or where it will take him. Regardless, he still drives to this man's home to film him throughout the day. Upon arriving, you can immediately begin to tell that Josef (played by Mark Duplass) is a creep. He tells Aaron that he has cancer, and that he wants him to film his journey to the "healing water" so that he can give it to his son to remember him by.
there with him? That's pretty much all I got out of it, but it was definitely the beginning of many awkward and creepy scenes between the two characters.
From there they go into the woods to find the healing water, where Josef takes many opportunities to scare Aaron. They grab lunch, where Josef really begins to creep Aaron out. And then they finally make it back to Josef's place, where he tries to get Aaron to stay the night and continues to creep Aaron out with a bunch of stories. There is a moment where Josef has his "Peach Fuzz" mask on while he is trying to keep Aaron there (this part is really creepy for sure), then there is a scuffle and you're not sure what has happened.
The next scenes pans to Aaron after he has finally made it home. He was trying to forget about the time he spent with Josef, but it is obvious that he is still obsessed with Aaron and the stalking begins.
I liked this movie because it keeps you guessing the entire time. What is Josef going to do next? How much is Aaron going to do in regards to Josef's behaviors? When it gets to the end scene, you know that there is one of two ways that it's going to end. I will say, I totally guessed correctly! Win! Overall, I liked this movie. Mark Duplass does a great job selling his character as a "Creep" and Patrick Brice does a good job playing the unsuspecting and creeped-out victim. There were a lot of scenes that were fairly comical in my opinion, and I'm sure this is because it was Mark Duplass. Though it wasn't really a horror movie in my eyes, I'm still giving this movie a "Liked It."
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"