‘Creep’ Trailer: Mark Duplass Has a Special, Scary Project for You
Creep first premiered at SXSW in 2014, before it was picked up for distribution and then…sort of disappeared for a while. The new indie horror flick from Blumhouse (the people who brought you Paranormal Activity and Insidious, of course) recently put together a release plan, and now there’s a trailer to go along with it, featuring a very unnerving performance from Mark Duplass.
You know Duplass best from his work as an indie filmmaker with his brother, Jay (the pair are also behind the acclaimed HBO series Togetherness), and in those projects we often see him playing likable, if deeply flawed, characters. There’s always been a peculiar quality to Mark Duplass, whose characters often seem like they’re just one tip of the sanity away from being kind of awful. Apparently director Patrick Brice sensed that quality as well, and cast Duplass in Creep, a found footage-style horror flick in which Brice also co-stars.
Brice plays a man with financial troubles who accepts an offer in an ad promising $1,000 if he’ll spend the day filming a stranger. That stranger is played by Duplass, whose reason for wanting to be filmed all day (he has terminal brain cancer and wants a video for his unborn child) reeks of BS — things start to take a very uncomfortable turn fairly quickly.
Brice reportedly conceived Creep as the first in a trilogy, but it’s not clear how he intends to pursue that given that this film seems like it’s pretty contained — then again, with Blumhouse Productions behind it, a trilogy is quite possible should Creep achieve any level of decent success.
Creep will be available on iTunes on June 23 before hitting Netflix on July 14.