Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Creep Van (2012)

After some paranormal flicks over the weekend, I decided it was time to venture into something tremendously different. While this time of year is great for the supernatural, and even witchcraft type material, there is no substitute for a good slasher. Hoping to find an interesting one, I decided upon the 2012 indie flick Creep Van.  

Plot/ Life without a car can be murder. Nobody is going to learn that lesson faster than Campbell Jackson. Forced to take a dead-end position at a local car wash, Campbell sees a dilapidated 1970s van for sale. Little does he know it is the Creep Van.

This was a awesome low budget slasher with some comic element tucked inside. Sure, it was not a perfect film, but it also did not portray itself in that manner. Overall, there was a lot to like within the low budget persona. The storyline works, the gore is decent, and the decision to use traditional special effects instead of CGI is commendable. On top of that, the topless scenes and creative sexuality aspects were a surprise. Yes, there is some odd pacing, the acting is uneven and some of the characterizations are off, but that is somewhat expected. In the end, this took me back to the 1980s and the low budget slasher that populated the local video stores. Is it for everyone? No, but neither is Titanic.

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