Liz’s Review: The Creeping (Panic Fest 2022)

Scary DVDs! Woo!
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Directed by Jamie Hooper

Anna (Riann Steele) is returning to her childhood home after the death of her father to look after her aging Nan, Lucy (Jane Lowe) with the help of caretaker Karen (Sophie Thompson). Almost upon arrival she begins to experience strange phenomena and it becomes clear that the house is haunted. As Anna unravels the mysteries of the past she uncovers a family secret that threatens to destroy them all…cue thunder and lightning!

The Creeping is a well made film with solid performances from the excellent cast- a who’s who of British TV and film. A throwback to movies of the 70’s and 80’s, it is much more of a “cozy” film and not a capital “H” horror movie. While it isn’t reinventing the wheel or doing anything particularly new, if you like well crafted, traditional ghost stories à la The Conjuring or The Others, this would be one to watch on a dark and stormy night.

The Creeping will be playing Panic Fest’s “Best of the Fest” in person, Thursday, May 5 and is available to stream as part of their virtual festival. and there is still time to pick up a pass!

Stay tuned to The Scariest Things for trailers and release dates. You can follow the film on social media to find out where it is screening next.

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