Christopher Smith

Horror Icon Mini-Marathon: CHRISTOPHER SMITH

Aside from the Hammer Horror films at their peak and the work of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, the British have had a hard time making a big impact on American horror audiences. Whether it be the cultural divide, the differing sensibilities in both comedy and scares, or simply the secret truth that Americans don’t like much of anything from anywhere but America, British independent horror has had trouble gaining a foothold in the States.

Creep (REVIEW)

“Creep” is a frustrating horror film. I emphasize the horror here because it reminds you of both how uniquely enlightening and cathartic horror can be and also how quickly a horror plot can unravel, becoming adolescent in it’s thinking, driven to get to the bloodletting. At times the filmmakers seem to have a firm grasp on their narrative themes, utilizing some clever foreshadowing and poetic irony. The film’s writer and director, Christopher Smith, knows how to engineer the mechanics of getting certain characters to the emotional places they need to go.

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