Jeepers Creepers (2001) Movie Review

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Jeepers Creepers (2001)

2001 | R | Horror, Mystery
90 minutes / 1h 30min

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Jeepers Creepers Plot Synopsis:

On their way back home during the spring break, Darry and Patricia Jenner witness a mysterious person dumping something down a tunnel. Deciding to discover what was dumped down there, Darry discovers a huge disturbing hideout full of modified bodies. Darry and Patricia set off to get help, unaware that the individual is now aware of who has been down the tunnel. Darry and Patricia soon realizes that their pursuer is not just a mysterious person, but something even more horrifying, who has more in store than they could possibly imagine.

Jeepers Creepers (2001) Review

Victor Salva directed and wrote Jeepers Creepers (2001) received 3 movie awards and was nominated for 6. Jeepers Creepers was filmed on a $10 million movie budget pulling in $37.9 million at the US box office.


Jeepers Creepers tries to solve the mystery of what happens to people on the lonely highways that just end up missing. This is a nice take on the mystery of the disappearances. It so happens that there is this creature who is like the Devil himself with a horrible face, great agility plus speed, massive strength and the ability to fly as well.The creature comes out every generation to claim a new body part from its victim. A victim and body part is selected by the creature scaring the sh*t out of a group of people and through their fear and chemical excretions in the victim it can smell what part it wants. This sounds a little weird and confusing, but it is pretty cool and original.Very slow beginning dampers the score a little but if you got the free time check this one out.

The creature comes out every generation to claim a new body part from its victim. A victim and body part is selected by the creature scaring the sh*t out of a group of people and through their fear and chemical excretions in the victim it can smell what part it wants. This sounds a little weird and confusing, but it is pretty cool and original.Very slow beginning dampers the score a little but if you got the free time check this one out.

Jeepers Creepers had a terribly slow beginning which brought down my score a little. The Creeper monster is played by Jonathan Breck who did an amazingly creepy job playing such a hideous creature. The brother and sister (Trish (Gina Philips) and Darry (Justin Long)) are driving through the lonely highways of America when they cross paths with The Creeper. There is no origin story given for The Creeper character lending to the fascination with the character. I like how the pacing picks up drastically as we near the end of the film after the 90-minute runtime where we see the climax of the film and a big reveal from The Creeper.

  • Jeepers Creepers Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 5.50
  • IMDB: 6.2
  • MetaCritic: 4.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.6

About Jeepers Creepers 2001

Title: Jeepers Creepers
Year: 2001
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Reviewer:
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.75/5 stars from 100,529 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 100,529
MPAA Rating: R
Jeepers Creepers Cast Starring: Justin Long, Patricia Belcher, Jonathan Breck, Brandon Smith, Avis-Marie Barnes, Steve Raulerson, Tom Tarantini, William Haze, Chris Shepardson, Tim Phoenix, Victor Salva, Gina Philips, L'Tanya Van Hamersveld, Clint Wilder, Eileen Brennan, Peggy Sheffield, Jeffrey William Evans, Patrick Cherry, Jon Beshara, Kim Kahana
Jeepers Creepers Writers: NA
Jeepers Creepers Director: Victor Salva
Production: MGM Pictures
Website: http://www.mgm.com/jeeperscreepers
Language: English
Country: Germany, USA