Two college students/reluctant lab partners (Kate Kenney, Gary Flugge)
pay a visit to a eccentric entomologist (Yury Tsykun) to help them with
their paper on insects ... but instead he tells them a trio of horror
stories of insects taking over our minds/the world:
- Denver (Sarah von Ouhl) wants to be a model more than everything in
the world - but everybody she meets seems to tell her she has to lose
some weight ... so she orders a tapeworm from some shady company in
Africa, and it works fantastically well, she loses weight effortlessly
- and then she learns she's expecting ...
- In desperate need for money, Dori (Anna Shields) pretends to be her
deceased friend, a trained nurse, to take care of an young man (Kai
Issey) with a broken spine, as a private nurse. The guy's pretty much
comatose, but that doesn't keep her from falling in love with him. Her
behaviour gets odder by the day, but what really pushes her off the
cliff is when she finds fleas in her bed, starts to sleep in her
patient's sick bed with him, and eventually she convinces herself that
she's able to bring him out of his condition - to horrific results ...
- Bailey (Chuck Girard) is a nerdy telemarketer who spends too much
time on his own and who has an insect fetish ... oh, and his next desk
neighbour in the ofice (Raine Brown) thinks he's a serial killer. His
boss (Jonathan Hernandez) shows sympathy and sets him up with a hot
blind date (Alexis Dawn) - that ends in tragedy ...
Above all else, Creeping Crawling is a fun little genre movie,
that of course plays with the rather common fear of insects and arachnids,
but it also really has fun with it and gives new, amusing but also
fittingly macabre twists and turns to stories that might sound familiar.
And add to that a very competent ensemble cast, a directorial effort that
knows when to hold back, when less is more, and a light-footed note to the
whole thing, and you've got a pretty entertaining piece of genre
entertainment that works as a late-night creeper as well as a party movie.