© X-Verleih/Warner Bros.

U.K./Germany 2005

Opening 10 Mar 2005

Directed by: Christopher Smith
Writing credits: Christopher Smith
Principal actors: Franka Potente, Sean Harris, Vas Blackwood, Jeremy Sheffield, Ken Campbell

Director Christopher Smith’s Creep is a horror film that will make you want to puke, at least that is how fellow reviewer Geysa and I felt as we escaped half way through this film. The film starts with a party where Kate (Franka Potente) is planning to meet George Clooney through a friend and since this is a horror film, she never makes there. Instead she is trapped in the subway after hours where her freak ex-boyfriend tries to rape her but then is killed off by a deformed man or monster-like thing. There are many scenes of running through tight and dark tunnels as well as the sound of dripping water. Of course there are a few homeless corpses scattered here and there. Sure I was scared and I still think about this film when I enter the U-Bahn here in Hamburg. I also think Franka Potente and Vas Blackwood did a great job of acting, but somehow I did not really get the story line. I spent most of the time wondering what is this all about and do I really need to feel this sick to my stomach the entire time? I really don’t think so, but perhaps those with a tough stomach will be willing to check this one out for next Halloween. (Shelly Schoeneshoefer)

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