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Mark Duplass returns as his super-stalker Aaron in Creep 2 and to succeed, the film had to surprise and not just be about another victim of the same modus operandi. And it does succeed on that score. It even works as a stand-alone film for those who haven't seen the original. First, Aaron is struggling with the mid-life crisis of a serial killer, and that in itself is a worthy premise. His motivations aren't exactly the same, and his frustrations might as well be those of any film maker producing a sequel. Second, he may have met his match in his videographer, a woman this time, somewhat more impervious to his usual "friendship trap". The first film had an intriguing set-up I felt was eventually wasted on slasher tropes. Here, the secret is out of the way, but it makes the movie more unpredictable. It's not about a big third-act turn. It's about an evolving psychology. And that gives Creep 2 the edge over the original, even if, one the whole, the first movie had creepier scenes.
Very different vibe to the original. More of an exploration of Aaron's character than a horror movie. No real twists or turns but a good script nonetheless.
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