ByNikodim Trashkov, writer at
Nikodim Trashkov

Usually when a movie is found footage it is a sign that the filmmakers did not care and made it found footage just to save money. Creep however was a very pleasant surprise. From the moment it started I was hooked. I have not seen the trailer or any reviews and I went in blind.

It's about a videographer who answers a Craigslist ad and that is all I will say because I don't want to spoil anything. Seriously if you haven't heard about this movie then don't watch any trailers or read any synopsis because I think you will get a lot more enjoyment out of it.

One of the best things about this movie is how funny it is and most of the comedy comes from how it treats jump scares. Normally in movies, annoying false jump scares really piss me off but in this one they are treated in a way that it satirize movies that do that. There is just so many of them and they are handled is such an in your face way that it is hilarious.

Not only is this movie funny it is also really suspenseful. As the movie goes along and you get closer and closer to the end it develops genuine tension. A lot of that is achieved through excellent acting and great writing. The characters feel real and that is one of the most important things in movies like this.

The only real complainant I have with the movie is this Bullshit jump scare ending. A bullshit jump scare ending is when something either flies at the camera or someone pops the face into the camera and a loud noise happens. Blumhouse is the one that does it the most. Since the movie is produced by Blumhouse they felt the need to include a bullshit jump scare ending and it's not a funny one that works like previously in the movie it just feels forced and unneeded.

Despite the bullshit jump scare ending this movie is still really good. If you are a horror movie fan you should definitely watch it. I'm not going to post a link to the trailer here because I think it gives away a bit to much of story and if you haven't seen it I recommend just going in blind.



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