You have to give it up to Mark Duplass. Not every pioneering indie director is willing to go in front of the camera in order to deliver a freak-you-the-hell-out performance. Duplass mastered the art of the weirdo in Patrick Brice’s “Creep,” and the film turned out to be such an indie horror favorite on Netflix that we’re getting a sequel just in time for Halloween.
“Appropriate Behavior” breakout Desiree Akhavan joins the fun this time as a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. She answers an online ad for “video work” that has been posted by Duplass’ Josef, and the two spend the day together as the artist attempts to create a truly shocking piece of art. Let’s just say her project goes terribly wrong.
Not only is Duplass returning for “Creep 2,” but so is writer-director Patrick Brice. The original was Brice’s breakout directorial debut, and his second feature was the well-reviewed Sundance sex comedy “The Overnight.”
The Orchard released a first look image of Duplass in the sequel last month, and now they have debuted the official trailer. “Creep 2” will be released on all digital platforms October 24.