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Victor (James Porter) is a loner with terrible social skills who lives
alone with his rat Frankenstein, who he thinks can talk, and the two fo
them are watching classic horror movies most of the time, with Victor
identifying himself with invariably the monster characters. He also thinks
his nagging mother (Nikki Wall) is living in his attic, but that's just
another fantasy most probably.
After failing to meet people the normal
way, Victor picks up Frankenstein's suggestion to create himself a friend
- even if that means just drawing stitches onto a dead body. But when this
dead body comes to life (in Victor's fantasy) and becomes Mary (Kelly
Kingsbury), she just bitches around all day and ultimately leaves him.
What's worse though, neighbour Shelly (Nicole Nemeth), the only woman who
has ever shown a remote interest in Victor (even if he always failed to
understand a word she was saying), catches Victor with his bride/corpse,
and now he has to kill her.
After having killed Shelly, Victor goes
completely bonkers, ironically because he starts to see clearly for the
first time in years: He now is no longer the pathetic guy who identifies
himself with monsters, by killing Shelly and the hooker who was to become
Mary, he has become the monster himself - of course, he still blames
everything on his rat, but you can't expect too much all at once ...
might not have guessed it from my synopsis above, but Creep
Creepersin's Frankenstein is actually a pretty funny film, if funny in
an absurd sort of way, but especially the scene where Mary "comes to
life" only to fall right into an endless rant is hilarious. Also,
director Creepersin makes quite expert use of excerpts from classic
shockers (The Phantom of the
Opera, Nosferatu, Das
Cabinet des Dr. Caligari and White
Zombie among others) to bring his story across, incorporating them
into the story rather than just using them to brag about his cinematic
Granted, the film could have done with some tightening
towards the beginning, when a bit too much effort (and screen time) is put
into making the point that Victor is a social outcast, but once the film
has gotten past this point, it's quite simply great macabre comedy.