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With Jim Sabatini


Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass 

Rated: R for brief violence and language.
Reviewed by: Jim  
Release date: September 4, 2015 Released by: The Orchard

Veteran horror producer Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) finds some quirky intimate very low-budgeted and cinematic delight in the horror genre with director Patrick Brice who writes and co-stars with versatile Mark Duplass (Baghead, Cyrus, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Safety Not Guaranteed).

In a hardly imbrued Creep which follows typical genre devices put-upon videographer Aaron (Brice) responds to a Craigslist-type notice to earn cash for Josef (an unbalanced and fairly charismatic Duplass) where perspicacity is key. There's something instinctive about the digital representation in the found-footage scheme which helps in the traipsing and performances with the oddly watchable Duplass obviously occupying the predominance of the brief running time with "tubby time" and "peachfuzz".

It's about a visual remembrance for a loved one that may strike more of a chord with those unfamiliar with Brice's specialty
as well as Duplass's means with ad-lib and the uncharacteristic where the untrained are concerned. Creep has something wittingly eerie up its sleeve that should pique the interest of viewers whose tastes aren't really of the mainstream.

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Creep        C+                     C+ 

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