Starring: Jonathan Breck, Ray Wise, Justin Long, Nicki
Lynn Aycox, Gariyaki Mutambirwa
Director: Victor Salva
creepers why'd ya make a sequel
jeepers creepers gotta warn
Okay, it's not that bad - but close to it!
every 23rd year for twenty-three days "it"
gets to eat. What is it? Not sure - still. But it seems to be
a winged demon that harvests its body parts from humans. As it
dines on a particular limb or organ its body rejuvenates. Then
again it also says on the 23rd day he gets to eat for one
day. So I have no idea what they are doing
his primary prey, in this version, The Creeper has picked out
a traveling school bus filled with athletic high school kids.
He pops the bus' tires via MacGyver-like four point human bone
ninja stars and they are suddenly stranded. Naturally the cell
phones don't work, no one is answering the bus' radio calls and
there's not a local soul in sight.
adults are quickly devoured - practically gore free - and we are
left with bickering stereotypes of American teens. And a sub story
of an angered father hunting The Creeper after it noshed on his
verbal and horror cliché's are flying faster then the minutes
in this trite piece of creeping crap. The kids quickly learn this
"thing" that's put them on his dinner menu is not of
this world but none of us ever learn from what world it does come
sounds scary right? Yeah. And the first one was. But this time
the scare factor of the creeping unknown mad psycho was gone.
We know what he's up to and - I think - were looking for why.
Even as a stand-alone film Jeepers Creepers 2 is dull. There are
a few moments that Goosebumps try to emerge - but never make it
past un-hatched chickbumps I fear. Because basically The Creeper
is just a pterodactyl winged Freddy Kruger with Godzilla feet
on a carnivorous feeding frenzy. Um- snore.
missed a great opportunity to get under this creature's skin.
Last time The Creeper had this dismal dwelling of death - this
time he doesn't - though they bring it up via a radio newscast.
Super cheese out or what??? Last time he lurked. He was mysterious.
This time he's just right in the open - killing away leaving several
of his victim's cars smashed into oak trees (looked like the same
oak tree, different rent a wreck). Yet there's not a cop in site
is a cheap creep that is certainly not worth the gold bullion
it requires to venture out to a theater these days. Skip this
and wait for rental - if even.
recommendation: Dinner and another scary movie like say 28