I’ve been trying to find Creep (2004) for a while for the boy to watch because I like this movie and have to admit I do have a soft spot for British horrors, maybe because it’s closer to home. It popped up on the horror channel last night as they are having a British horror run. This Creep is not to be confused with Creep (2014) which I haven’t seen but is on my must see list.
Creep (2004) starts with a young woman at a party who is lured to another party with the promise of George Clooney. She falls asleep at the tube station and when she awakes she’s locked in and all alone….or is she? After somebody attempts to rape her and is dragged off by an unseen assailant who badly hurts him, she runs away trying to find help. She follows a dog to some homeless people she had met earlier and tries to get their help. Something stalks them through the tunnels, something not quite human.
Why do I like Creep? I think I might have some claustrophobia going on. I wouldn’t say on the whole I have a fear of enclosed spaces but movies like Creep, that involve being locked in, small tunnels and being trapped seem to push my scare button. The Descent is another one that get’s me. It’s not the creatures, sub-human or whatever, it’s the idea of not being able to breathe or slowly being crushed. It’s the potential of what could be in the dark. Creep also got my interest because it made me think about the empty tube stations and spaces beneath London. What could be down there? It fascinates me! If you’ve ever seen/read Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere maybe you understand. Also when there is gore….well there’s one particular scene. You’ll know it when you see it.
7/10 It loses points with an annoying and unsympathetic main character and a few dodgy plot holes.