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Creep Van is a Horror Film by Scott W. McKinlay.

Campbell is a 20-something guy who's lost a lot of jobs due to a lack of his own wheels. Despite this, he's FINALLY landed what he hopes is long-term employment at a car wash. While scoping out potential wheels, he spots a creepy-looking beat up van with a "For Sale" sign in its window, and decides that he wants to buy it, because a vehicle is a vehicle.

Except that this isn't just any ordinary vehicle. What Campbell doesn't know is that the owner of the van modified it heavily to be the ultimate killing tool. And while Campbell's been doing his thing, the owner has been using it to commit a string of murders.

The movie was released on July 20th, 2012.


Creep Van contains examples of:

  • Downer Ending: It could be considered a Bittersweet Ending if not for all the negative stuff piled on. While Campbell did kill the killer, he accidentally killed Amy, and worse, when the police show up, it looks to them like Campbell committed all the murders, which gets him sent to jail.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Happens a couple of times.
    • At the beginning, someone tries to sneak into the van through a window, only for it to close and slice him in half.
    • After a woman gives a Jerkass mechanic a beat down, the van drives right into her, crushing her in half against a wall.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Campbell kills the killer with the very van he's been using to commit all the murders.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When Campbell returns to work one night, he finds all his coworkers murdered, including one of them implaled on a car muffler.
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  • Motor Mouth: At one point, the killer picks up a guy from his broken down motorcycle and gives him a ride. On said ride, the guy starts yakking on and on about various things, such as how he knew someone who also owned a van. The guy gets a dagger through his chest for his troubles.
  • Murder by Mistake: While looking for the killer, Campbell shoves the pipe he's holding into who he believes is the killer. The corpse falls out of the darkness, and Campbell sees that it was Amy.
  • Murder by Remote Control Vehicle: The killer has a small remote control that he can use to control his van when he's not driving it. He of course uses it to commit a murder in the movie.
  • Not What It Looks Like: By the time the police show up, Campbell had already killed the real killer, and everyone else is already dead, so he ends up being framed for all the murders.
  • Tae Kwon Door: In one scene, a woman at the beach is lured to the van by a song. When she opens the side door to peek inside for the driver, it slams shut on her head, crushing it.
  • Tear Off Your Face: Campbell kills the killer by closing his van's window, causing it to slice his face, as well as pretty much half his head, off.