Sanity Not Guaranteed: Blumhouse and Duplass Find Togetherness with CREEP{0}

“The Duplass brothers and Blumhouse Productions present” is a pretty darn catchy way to open a press release.

Blumhouse is, of course, the production company behind the Paranormal ActivityThe PurgeInsidious and Sinister films (not to mention Oculus and Jessabelle), while Mark Duplass is the writer/director/producer/ actor best known for films like Safety Not Guaranteed and TV shows such as The League, The Mindy Project and Togetherness. The prospect of a Blumhouse/Duplass collaboration is intriguing to say the least.

The project in question, Creep, is the feature debut of writer/director/actor Patrick Brice, a 2011 graduate from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) School of Film & Video in 2011. His thesis film “Maurice” premiered at Rotterdam and went on to win the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary at the Florida Film Festival.

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 decides to go for it. 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 is not who he says, and his intentions are not at all pure.

Check out the trailer here.

CREEP is released in the US on iTunes on June 23, and be available on Netflix on July 14.