Directed and written by Christopher Smith, Creep brings us underground gore.
Based in London, Creep, is subway slasher with a promising premise. Socialite German party girl Kate, played by Franka Potente (Run Lola Run, American Horror Story) leaves one party in London to head to another, where she hears and hopes a Mr George Clooney is hanging out. She has plans to seduce him while ignoring the advances of Guy (Jeremy Sheffield), a guy whom which she works with but won’t take no for an answer. Unable to get a taxi to the next event, she decides to head for the tube. However, when Kate accidentally dozes off while waiting for the last train, she awakes to find an empty platform, in an empty station, with all the exits locked off until morning.
After wearily jumping onto another train that is completely empty, or so she thinks, she is accosted by her drugged up stalker who tries to force himself onto her. The abuser is soon sorry as he is eventually dragged away and slashed to pieces by some mysterious being before any serious harm is done upon Kate. With only the help of a couple of homeless squatters and a sewerage worker, Kate must try and escape the maze of underground tunnels to safety.
Creep is gruesome, and mean and delivers its terror in a great, isolated and claustrophobic setting of the poorly lit tunnels of an underground subway. The Creep freak, Craig, played by Sean Harris is really quite scary. A sadistic troglodyte who preys on the lost. The hideously unusual subway dweller is effective and when it came to the kills, it didn’t disappoint.
Creep is not the best horror but it’s a nasty slasher that it provides enough nightmarish thrills and intensity to suffice a watch.
WICKED RATING: 5.5/10 [usr 5.5]
Director(s): Christopher Smith
Writer(s): Christopher Smith
Stars: Franka Potente, Sean Harris, Vas Blackwood
Studio/ Production Co: UK Film Council, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dan Films
Sub-Genre: Mystery, Thriller