mum and dad
So, it has happened, I managed to sit my parents down and watch a horror film - a horror film I highly recommend too. 'When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems.' Creep is a brilliant film - and not the one where the woman is stuck in the underground, this one is a lot better. And a lot scarier.
I had been pushing my parents to watch this film for a while, I like it, a lot. It's a scary film but done throughout using jump scares instead. I had told my parents about how many times you jump, my dad didn't react, my mum got worried...
Now, I normally am not a fan of jump scares, they tend to be cheap scares that use loud noises or cats, Creep though, changed this completely. Creep uses some of the best jump scares I have seen, they are realistic, that is the best way I can think to describe them, realistic. You're watching through a camera the entire time, and when Josef jumps out at Aaron, he's practically jumping out at you. Which doesn't sound good, but it really hits you where it hurts.
My mum thought I was being funny when I said that you will jump, over and over again... But she was stressed.
Creep does a very good job of making you feel uncomfortable, when it's not making you jump, you're very uncomfortable and icky. Aaron arrives and from the start, Josef is a little weird, he hides from him and takes photos of him before he's even met the guy. "Hey Aaron, let's go into the woods!" "Okay Josef!" and then Josef runs and hides before making you pee yourself just a little bit more.
This entire film is an uncomfortable film, it's like when you're with a couple still in a honeymoon stage, and they are showing their 'love' for each other in more ways than one. Imagine that, but miles worse. Miles worse and with someone who you feel might kill you while wearing a werewolf mask... That's this film.
My mum was stressed, my dad enjoyed this film, but he didn't really flinch, well, maybe once. I think my mum actually covered her eyes, and almost pulled out hair. My mum also has these habits of looking at me to see when I look away, which is not a lot or is done very secretively; or she asks. "Megan, what's going to happen, Meg? Meg, does he die? He does, doesn't he?" I, being the lovely daughter but also the massive film and horror buff, don't tell her anything. I am not cruel though, thus telling would have ruined the shocks and she did say she enjoyed it...
Overall, Creep is a brilliant well thought out, original movie and one that is underrated. It does the job very very well.
My parents liked it, my dad enjoyed it and it is nothing personal towards the film that he didn't really get scared or jump - he just doesn't. My mum is quite an easy target, and it got her good - but, like my dad, she enjoyed it too.
So bravo, Creep.
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