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||Gina Philips, Justin Long,
Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher
||Leave them at
||She might get
scared and snuggle or just think our heroes are stupid.
helped. Just some dead people nudity.
||Yea, people get
killed and gutted.
||Like a good horror
you're usually laughing at the stupidity of our heroes.
||Barry Opper, Tom
Do you like those old style horror movies where the
characters are stupid, stupid enough to even poke fun at themselves
as being in a horror movie? Do you also like those old style horror
movies where you really aren’t sure if the monster is human or,
well, a monster, but in any case it never seems to die? Do you like
those old style horror movies where the hot chick gets naked? Well,
for "Jeepers Creepers" two out of three ain’t bad.
A Movie Review
Here we go…
"Jeepers Creepers" opens with brother Darry (Justin
Long) bringing sister Trish (Gina) back from college. Trish likes
the old roads instead of the interstate so their trip is taking a
little longer than planned. We get treated to an elongated scene of
our two knuckleheads in the car not really discussing anything
except the story of two kids killed on the same road years back and
trying to figure out vanity license plates (I didn’t think there
would be that many on old country roads, but apparently they are
pretty plentiful – like most horror films you’ve got to suspend
much of your belief system). After nearly getting run off the road
but a creepy truck with the license plate BEATNGU, or maybe it was
BEATINU, anyway, you get the point, well, their
travels continue with the two of them slightly shaken up. As their
luck would have it they pass an old church where the creepy truck is
parked and they see a strange dude dumping what looks like a couple
of bodies down a drain pipe. Darry convinces Trish that they should
go back because maybe the people are still alive and need help.
Trish does the obligatory "get the hell out of here"
speech followed by Darry’s "what if one of the bodies was you
– wouldn’t you want someone to see if you were alive"
speech, and yes, because their cell phone is dead they don’t call
the cops first and investigate things themselves.
Well, Darry finds a stash of bodies, they finally make their way
to the police, and get a phone call at a pay phone from an old lady
who appears to be psychic, giving Darry the simple instructions that
if he ever hears the song "Jeepers Creepers" he should run
away as fast as he can because the creature is after him. You can
guess it – does he listen – no. We eventually find out that the
creature gets to eat every 23 years, but if need be, to regenerate
in the meantime, he can eat a limb, tongue, or eye or two to get him
For the rest of the "Jeepers Creepers" you get the rest
of the "dumb people deserve to die in a horror movie"
scenes like you would expect. Stupid policemen, stupid kids, and
just plain stupid. But isn’t that what you want from a horror
film? Do you want a believable story with a normal human who would
just die if he got shot by hundreds of rounds of gunfire? No. You
want the unbelievable and "Jeepers Creepers" gives you
"Jeepers Creepers" does give you some quality kills, a
good amount of gore that looks fake enough to keep this a true
horror film, and enough dumb characters to make you chuckle, but
sadly it skips out on the "two people having sex with the
obligatory boob shot just before they are about to get killed"
scene. We only get some dead nudity and who really wants to see
In the genre of a horror movie with the unbelievable monster and
stupid people, "Jeepers Creepers" is just that. In the
genre of a horror movie trying to really get out of the "just
plain stupid at most times" realm, "Jeepers Creepers"
really doesn’t even try. Knowing that and you knowing what type of
horror film you like, well, you decide if you should see it or not.
For me I enjoyed the movie as a matinee and give it 2 ½ stars out
That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!