It didn't take me long to find a film from the Redbox kiosk that stuck out more than the usual movie for the month of February. Usually I have to sift through a ton of garbage to find a gem. Not the case this time, where I was pleasantly surprised by the fun I had while watching the 2012 Scott W. McKinlay directed film, "Creep Van."
The title in itself probably has many Redbox customers uneasy about making the decision to pick it up for the night. However, I highly recommend this movie, reminiscent of 80's popcorn horror. I should fill my readers in that there are no child abduction scenes or sequences anywhere in the 80 minutes of the film, which may be a big reason why so many folks are hesitant about checking it out. There really isn't anything of any nature that makes viewers feel uncomfortable as the title may imply, instead "Creep Van" is simply a nicely done horror-comedy with some radical kills.
What I liked about "Creep Van" the most was that each and every kill was executed to perfection and none of which used the torture method that so many films use as a cop out to drag out time for fillers. There were so many kick ass kills that I lost count and was impressed by how they were each shot, along with the superb gore effects that were critical in making "Creep Van" an all around successful piece of horror art.
I was also impressed by the acting and conformity to the role of the main character, Campbell, played by Brian Kolodziej (The Girl Next Door, Flight Of The Living Dead) who was fun to watch throughout the film and played the misfit role where viewers liked him enough to cheer for him throughout his journey of finding a vehicle for work so that he wouldn't have to take the bus any longer.
Collin Bernsen's character "Swami Ted" was another highlight for "Creep Van," bringing some high caliber laughs and a different charisma that the film desperately needed.
So go for it! Check out "Creep Van" next time you see it in your nearest Redbox Kiosk and I am pretty sure you will be pleased with what you find, especially if you are a true horror fan. This is a must for your watching check list.