This episode of Creepshow certainly made up for last week. Not just because it returned to its funny, bloody form. Not just because it included two actors I love. Not just because it included a shoutout to Pittsburgh. But because it was so foolishly freaky that I couldn’t help but love every second.
The premise is a simple one. Simon, played by Justin Long, is an inventor who’s just finished his life’s work. It’s a fully immersive VR system that allows you to step right into a movie.
His new wife, played by D’Arcy Carden, isn’t thrilled with this little project. She’s feeling ignored by her husband. She worries that he only married her for her money as her father warned her.
Of course, Simon insists that’s not the case. But it kind of is. At least, he’s kind of making eyes at another woman. A woman in a movie.
Simon spends more and more time in the world of his favorite film. While his wife is more and more heartbroken. Finally, she decides to help him stay in that world.
This was a fun story. There’s no real explanation of how a series of cameras can help you feel and interact with a movie. But then, you don’t really need that. You can just accept that this is the world these characters are living in. That’s not the point of the story.
I loved the effects in this episode. When Simon goes into the movie, it does look like he stepped back into that old film. If they were saving up the effect budget for this episode, it was well spent.
I also thought the dialog was great. Lines stood out to me all over the place. One I particularly loved was when Simon tells his wife he has a bug. And she responds, “I don’t think it’s a bug, I think it’s a feature.”
Of course, she says this with a smile on her face. I can’t help but look at this actress and see Janet from The Good Place. (Not a girl.) But that makes the ending just so much creepier.
I can’t find any information about an episode next week. So, this might be the end of the season? I hope not. This show is just way too much fun.