Navigating the complex maze that is the Netflix menu system can often mean the occasional gem slips through the cracks, unnoticed.
Creep is one of those gems. It’s a found-footage horror movie from Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass that’s unlike anything you have ever seen.
For one thing, it avoids all the usual tropes associated with the found footage genre – there are no random cupboard doors closing or illogical character developments.
It’s also fast-paced, tense, thrilling and, occasionally, quite funny. What makes it all the more impressive is the fact it was made on a pittance yet boast some impressive production values with Brice and Duplass both excelling in their respective roles.
Last but not least, it’s also a film that doesn’t outstay it’s welcome, clocking in at just 77 minutes.
In an era of two-and-a-half-hour film-a-thons, that’s a mercifully short running time and one we can all get on board with attention spans proving increasingly short.
The plot for the first film was simple enough: a documentary filmmaker answers an ad from a man called Aaron asking for someone to come and film him over the course of a few days.
To say any more would give away too much but the good news is that a sequel is already on the way and arriving very, very soon.
In the meantime, a trailer has already been released by Netflix which suggests the film will follow a similar path to the first effort.
This time around the documentary filmmaker is a woman called Sara (Desiree Akhavan) who is taking a slightly different approach to chronicling Aaron’s antics.
Sure to be a memorable experience, Creep 2 will arrive on Netflix on October 24th.
Go watch the first one to prepare yourself.