Mark Duplass' Indie Horror 'Creep' to Launch a Whole Film Trilogy
by Ethan Anderton
April 7, 2014
After premiering at SXSW, the indie horror film Creep has been picked up for distribution. And while normally that's news enough for an indie that first premiered at a film festival, the announcement comes with the promise that this film is kicking off a whole psychological thriller trilogy. RADiUS-TWC has picked up the film along with worldwide rights to the eventual trilogy produced by Blumhouse Productions (Insidious, Paranormal Activity, Sinister), written by Mark Duplass (star of Safety Not Guaranteed and writer of Jeff Who Lives at Home and Cyrus) and directed by freshman filmmaker Patrick Brice. Read on!
Part of the fun of this new film seems to be the mystery since the synopsis doesn't really give anything away:
Looking for work, Aaron (Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: $1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.
Low on cash and full of naiveté he drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef (Duplass), his cinematic subject for the day. Josef is sincere and the project seems heartfelt, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef may not be who he says.
RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego add to the mystery in their press release as they say, "We jumped at the opportunity to work with Mark again and Jason’s involvement was icing on the cake. Creep is wry and unnerving with a shock ending that one has come to expect from Blumhouse. The film played through the roof at SXSW and it was abundantly clear that audiences have a huge appetite for these characters.” Sounds like it's going to be quite a wild ride, and if Duplass and Brice have enough for two more films, then it must be truly creepy. Interested?