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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Darry is looking at the missing person posters in the police station there are several comedic comments such as Tim Sullivan's hair being "dusty beaver" and his occupation being "a butcher a baker and a candlestick maker" among others. See more »


At the beginning of the film, we see the Creeper zoom up behind Trish and Darry's car. As the scene progresses, Trish's hair goes from neat to very messy and back again several times. See more »


Darry: We have to get out of here.
Trish: No, let's stay and feed the birds.
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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 »


References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


Jeepers Creepers
Written by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Performed by Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing
Appears courtesy of Pavilion Records-Topaz Label
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B movie classic
23 August 2004 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

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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