Cannes-award-winning director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (PULSE, TOKYO SONATA) adapts a popular Japanese detective novel, CREEPY, into an eerie, slow-burning thriller that takes cues from his 1997 crime thriller CURE.
Like many J-horror directors, Kurosawa is most well known for his work in the late ’90s and early 2000s, but he has continuously been creating extraordinary films since, branching out into other genres and further diving into his themes of losing one’s self. With CREEPY he achieves this with utter grace, following a couple who moves in next door to a monster. The idea of the monster living next door is nothing new, but Kurosawa intricately dives deep into his characters’ psyches, asking his audience: what will it take to break a person?
DIRECTOR: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
WRITERS: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Chihiro Ikeda
PRODUCER: Tadashi Ōsumi
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Akiko Ashizawa
CAST: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yūko Takeuchi, Haruna Kawaguchi, Masahiro Higashide, Teruyuki Kagawa
LENGTH: 131 min
2016 Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection, Berlinale Special
2016 Hong Kong International Film Festival Official Selection
2016 New York Asian Film Festival Official Selection
2016 Fantasia International Film Festival Official Selection
2016 Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival Official Fantàstic Competition