A video artist looking for work drives to a remote house in the forest to meet a man claiming to be a serial killer. But after agreeing to spend the day with him, she soon realizes that she made a deadly mistake.
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Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass wisely commit to a formula that isn't designed to shock and provoke like the first film; both men seem to know that the tricks in the first film are now well-known and recognized by eager viewers. Because they aren't trying to scare you consistently, but rather heighten your senses, the fun of "Creep 2" lies much deeper, with a lot more psychological and charismatic undertones.
4.5. Duplass Brothers have described "Midlife Crisis" in many produced or directed movies multilayeredly and, in "Creep 2," it synchronizes with boredom of a serial killer so that Dir. Patrick Brice made a comedy-horror movie strange as never before. This is powerfully terrifying yet stupendously hilarious and unmistakably Duplass-ish masterpiece which made me think Mark Duprass is one of best actor in our age.
From what I've seen of the Duplasses, they have a little bit of a habit of overexposure on occasion, but at times when it manifests here, it feels like it's in the service of physically real detail. There's a lot of room for discussion about this movie's evocations about film, but its emotional core is the way Duplass seems like he constantly teeters between the choice of kissing or killing Sara.
A sequel that side steps repeating what the first movie did. Duplass and Brice crafts a fun and unnerving drama with more than one trick up its sleeve instead of ramping up the horror and body count. The two leads are great together and the writing is very on point and will keep you guessing where things are going. Sure it might not reach the heights of the first one but still very good. Bring on part 3!
As if knowing it couldn’t reach the chilling heights of its predecessor, Creep 2 doesn’t try to. It trades mystery and scares for nuance, giving the viewer two plum performances for the price of one. Though the end leaves a bit to be desired, Part 3 is nigh, and I fully anticipate a devilishly satisfying conclusion
to Brice’s singular series.