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Jeepers Creepers (2001)

R  |   |  Horror  |  31 August 2001 (USA)
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A brother and sister driving home for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature in the isolated countryside that is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.



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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. Written by FilmFanUK

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Fear takes a road trip. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror violence/gore, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Here Comes the Boogeyman  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,831,700 (USA) (31 August 2001)


$513,292 (France) (5 July 2002)

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Did You Know?


The gear shift in the car was originally in the steering column. It was installed into the floorboard to fit the needs of the script. See more »


When the Jenners pull up to the diner, only the left side stop lights light up (red). When the Creeper attacks the police behind them later and they brake, both sides light up; the driver's-side stop lights light white and the passenger-side lights light red. See more »


Jezelle Gay Hartman: [to Trish and Darry] You've got something it likes... one of you.
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Crazy Credits

The Creeper's truck drives across the screen after the final credits roll -- he's still hungry and searching the back roads. See more »


Referenced in It Waits (2005) See more »


Written by Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, Budgie, Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren
Performed by Echo 3
Produced by Shane Vetter and Tristan Leral
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User Reviews

Harks back to 1950's comic book horror
1 September 2001 | by (Russellville, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

Jeepers Creepers has more in common with 1950's EC horror comic books than any B Horror movies that have been made in the past twenty years. That fact isn't bad, it's great! There are a lot of horror plot ideas out there that have never seen decent expression. The film has some decent surprises along the way and the pace stays interesting. The identity of the monster stays a little mysterious. You're not totally certain what it's supposed to be. The plot is done intelligently for a Grade B movie. The dialog isn't stupid or contrived. Go see or rent it. It's worth the cash.

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