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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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Trish Jenner is now a mother of a teenage son named Darry, named after the brother she lost 23 years ago. Trish has a recurring nightmare where her son suffers the same fate as her brother ... See full summary »

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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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college | pipe | demon | cat | gore | See more »

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They were alone in the middle of nowhere. It's watching. It's waiting. It's hungry. See more »

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

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31 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Here Comes the Boogeyman  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$513,292 (France) (5 July 2002)
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The scene where Trish and Darry witness the Creeper dumping a body down a well by an abandoned church was inspired by the case of Dennis DePue, a former Michigan Property Assessor who murdered his wife and was seen by witnesses near an old school house with a bloody sheet. Two witnesses also recall DePue speeding past them in a van and eventually tailing them and riding their bumper for several miles. The case was also profiled on a 1990 episode of Unsolved Mysteries (1987). See more »

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Trish's eyes change from blue to brown during the course of the film. See more »

Quotes

[Trish and Darry pull up at the Cat Lady's house]
Darry: Come on, Trish, look at this place. Let's just keep going. I mean it, come on.
Trish: You don't wanna get help?
Darry: Help from who?
Trish: Let's just use the phone.
Darry: And call who?
Trish: I don't know.
Darry: And tell them what?
Trish: I don't know!
Darry: "Hey, bum-fuck police, I'm being chased by a guy who likes to pull tongues out of severed heads with his teeth. Is there a special extension for that?"
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Crazy Credits

Will Hasenzahl is credited as 'Office with Hole in Chest', and not 'Officer with Hole in Chest' See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lights, Camera, Creeper: Making 'Jeepers Creepers 2' (2003) See more »

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Peek-A-Boo
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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Terrific, sharp and surprising
16 August 2001 | by (Dortmund, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Jeepers Creepers" is supposed to be your average monster-movie but turns out to be a very scary and above all a very entertaining film, whose script ist cleverly written and which has some sharp and enjoyable dialogues. The cast is also stunning, especially Gina Philips and Justin Long in the leading roles of Trish and Darryl. "Jeepers Creepers" provides some terrific pictures you will not forget. Definitely Salva's finest work up-to-date, leaving his poor debut feature "Powder" far behind. The less you know about this one the more fun it brings, even if there are also some disappointing facts: the special-fx-work does sometimes look cheap, but in times of CGI-effects in nearly every two fantasy-movies, i prefer the 'organic' look of old-fashioned-effects, even if one can say that they look cheap. So - see it! It's definitely worth the money. And prepare for an unconventional and surprising end...


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