Jeepers Creepers

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Jeepers Creepers
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"Every twenty-third spring for twenty-three days, it gets to eat."
Genre: Horror
Directed By: Victor Salva
Produced By: Tom Luse
Barry Opper
Written By: Victor Salva
Starring: Gina Philips
Justin Long
Jonathan Breck
Patricia Belcher
Eileen Brennan
Cinematography: Don E. FauntLeRoy
Distributed By: United Artists
Release Date: August 31, 2001
Runtime: 91 minutes
Country: United States
Germany
Language: English
Budget: $10 million
Box Office: $59.2 million
Franchise: Jeepers Creepers
Sequel: Jeepers Creepers 2


Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 horror film written and directed by Victor Salva. The film takes its name from the 1938 song of the same name which is featured in the film towards the end.

Summary

A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.

Why It Rocks

  1. The idea of two siblings driving in a large outskirts area in the middle of nowhere and being hunted down by a man-eating creature dressed in human flesh is pretty original.
  2. The design for the Creeper is terrifying, nightmarish and truly monstrous.
  3. The acting for this movie is wonderful, especially from Justin Long, Gina Phillips, Jonathan Breck and Patricia Belcher.
  4. The cinematography and camera angles are well-shot and fit the tone of the movie very well.
  5. The Creeper is a memorable and very sinister antagonist.
  6. It has some good self-aware humor, such as when Trish tells Darry that the audience is going to hate him for going down the pipe.
  7. Victor Salva has shown some decent skills as a director.
  8. A nice use of Harry Warren's "Jeepers Creepers" and Henry Hall's "Here Comes The Boogeyman" at the end of the film.
  9. Some great hidden bits of foreshadowing and symbolism throughout the movie that connects to the ending.
  10. The scene where the Creeper takes Darry and flies off while Trish watches is very heartbreaking.
  11. The scenes are memorable, suspenseful, scary and well-executed, such as the scene where the Creeper pulls the tongue out of a decapitated head with its teeth, or when the Creeper is eating a convict while a police officer watches in horror.
  12. A good amount of funny scenes in the film, especially the scenes with Trish and Darry's bantering while they're driving down the road.
  13. Likable and interesting characters, such as Trish and her brother Darry.

Bad Qualities

  1. Both of its sequels are just plain atrocious unlike this film.
  2. This film isn't seen in a positive light with most viewers due to director Victor Salva having been convicted of molesting a 12-year-old boy back in 1988.

Comments


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Demon Horse

one month ago
Score 1
This is easily in my top 10 horror movies.
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MordeyMay

one month ago
Score -1
Why do the sequels make the film bad? There should only be one bad quality.

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