Going into production this week, “Creep” stars Franka Potente (“The Bourne Identity,” “Run Lola Run”), Vas Blackwood (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”), Sean Harris (“24 Hour Party People”) and Ken Campbell (“A Fish Called Wanda”).
London, midnight, on a cold evening. Unable to find a taxi, Kate (Franka Potente) heads for the Underground. She takes a seat away from the crowd of late-night revelers and waits for the last train. Before long she drifts off to sleep… and wakes to find everyone gone. She momentarily panics until another train pulls in. She boards, unnerved that she’s the only passenger, but relieved at last to be on her way. Halfway through the tunnel the train jerks to a violent halt. The lights shut off and the train is plunged into darkness. Kate screams… she is trapped, in the dark… and she is not alone… her nightmare has only just begun.
“Creep” marks the feature directorial debut of Chris Smith, writer and director of the short “The Day Grandad Went Blind.” “With “Creep” I intend to take away the safety net,” said Smith, “to explore our worst fears, beginning with the basics: the fear of being alone, being trapped, being in the dark, and then moving on to far less palatable areas: assault, torture and human experimentation. This will not be a film that allows you to relax at any point, safe in the knowledge that you can cope with what’s to come. Instead you will always feel that the worst is ahead, but you will have no choice but to watch.”