After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
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
Jonathan Breck's test audition scared Victor Salva so greatly he cast him almost immediately as the Creeper. 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 »
[Trish and Darry pull up at the Cat Lady's house]
Come on, Trish, look at this place. Let's just keep going. I mean it, come on.
You don't wanna get help?
Help from who?
Let's just use the phone.
And call who?
I don't know.
And tell them what?
I don't know!
"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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The creepy scared music of "Hush, Hush, Hush Here Comes the Bogey Man" plays throughout during the first half of the closing credits. See more »
The film starts of as others have said, keen on generating tension, uncertainty and foreboding. The initial minutes take elements from other a number of road movies. The key strength of the movie is the Creeper himself.
The creation; The Creeper is unlike many horror creations - he/it is actually scary. Compare the Creeper to Jason, Freddie, the wishmaster etc etc - No contest. Is he a demon, a devil or a fallen angel ?
Every 23 years he feasts for 23 days, and takes the parts of his victims he wants. The movie is low budget, and the effects on occasion do suffer, but considering the budget it packs as many thrills as any horror I have seem for a number of years. A modern day B Movie classic.
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