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Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Japan 2016 130 mins. In Japanese

In Kurosawa’s (Cure, Pulse, Tokyo Sonata) return to genre filmmaking, a broken ex-detective (Hidetoshi Nishijima) seeks to unlock the mystery of a missing family while navigating his relationship with the oddly disconcerting man who lives next door (Kurosawa regular Teruyuki Kagawa). As the neighbor further insinuates himself into their lives, Takakura and his wife Yasuko (Yûko Takeuchi) find themselves questioning what’s really happening in the house nearest to theirs. Boiling over with Hitchcockian flourishes, Kurosawa’s assured directorial hand establishes Creepy securely in thriller territory before veering wildly into a masterful exercise in horror genre tropes. This is one film that utterly lives up to its name. A vision of absolute evil that somehow becomes more disquieting and suggestive as it becomes more obvious and literal.”— Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The A.V. Club. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Genres: Thriller



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