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CreepyMan

The Creepy Man, from the trailer

Creepy Man (or The Creepy Man) was a minor character in the film Van Helsinki.

First appearanceEdit

The Creepy Man first appears just as Van Helsinki tries to leave the phone box after talking to Fay. He enquires whether Helsinki wants anything via his tape recorder playing "Need a hand?" Van declines, and Creepy Man, after writing a tally on his arm, simply walks off camera and disappears, despite Helsinki's subsequent efforts to find him.

Second appearanceEdit

Creepy Man reappears inside the house while Van is searching for Geoff Vampire following the latter's 'poofing'. He again enquires whether Helsinki needs 'a hand', and Helsinki again declines. Not long after Creepy Man leaves, Van, distacted by his appearance and disappearance, is knocked out by Man.

MentionedEdit

Creepy Man is mentioned by Geoff Vampire in his refusal to back down to Svetlana. This is the only time he is mentioned by name ('Creepy Man') and also proves that Geoff too knows that he exists.

Third appearanceEdit

Creepy Man makes his last on camera appearance when Van Helsinki and Fay run out of the house gates looking for Geoff. He makes his usual 'Need a hand', but immediately after making his usual declines, Van asks whether Creepy Man knows where Geoff is. Creepy Man tells him, and then, making his tally, he disappears for the last time.

The 'Original Ending'Edit

In the original ending the Creepy Man turned up at the end of the film, and, after Woman's requests for somebody to help her clean up the mess in her house were ignored, he offered a hand. Woman merely tells him to 'piss off' and the film ends there. This ending was cut as jarring with the final fight scene immediately prior to it.

AlliesEdit

Behind the scenes and triviaEdit

  • The Creepy Man was played by Matthew Edwards, who also wrote, directed and edited the film (as well as shooting some of it).
  • The Creepy Man is only seen by Van Helsinki and Fay, though Geoff Vampire does mention him too.
  • Creepy Man was played by the director, who wrote himself a small part to stop the actors pushing him to play a major role in the film.
  • The character was based of a sketch done by one of the actors in a totally unrelated situation (the Director's rough book, during a French lesson), far before the script was written.
  • Some of the audience of Van Helsinki wondered if Creepy Man was in fact the novelty themed stripper.

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