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Jeepers Creepers (2001)

 -  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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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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Storyline

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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A nightmare cloaked in rags. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Director Victor Salva wanted the countryside settings for the film to have an eerie quality about them. However Salva said that the Florida filming locations were so beautiful that often times the footage for the film would have to be darkened down to give the locations a more menacing appearance. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene where Darry is speeding to catch up to an RV in front of them, we hear the car shifting gears about three times. However, when shots looking into the car at Darry driving are shown, it is his right hand on the wheel, while we still hear gears shifting. Unless there was a shifter by the door and near his left hand or he switched rapidly, this wouldn't be possible. See more »

Quotes

Trish: [after being attacked] What the hell was that guy's problem?
Darry: My guess? INBREEDING!
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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 »

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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Hush Hush Here Comes the Bogey Man
(actual title: Hush Hush Hush Here Comes the Bogey Man (uncredited))
Written by Lawton, Brown, Smith, Lang and Benson
(actual composers: Douglas Brownsmith (uncredited) and Tony Lowry (uncredited))
Performed by Henry Hall and his Orchestra
Arranged by Tony Lowry (uncredited)
Vocals by Gilbert Russell (as Val Rosing)
Appears courtesy of Pavilion Records Ltd.
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Outstanding horror film
30 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every once in a while a new horror film comes along that reinvents the genre (Jaws, Halloween, The Exorcist, A Nightmare on Elm Street). These films not only prove to be entertaining, but they add something new and visionary to a market that seems to thrive mostly on rip-offs, sequels and spoofs. JEEPERS CREEPERS should be counted among them. While it doesn't maintain the level of thrills it achieves during the first 45 minutes or so, at just 90 minutes it does still manages to keep an effective level of adrenaline pumping shocks and scares and has one heck of a creepy ending to boot. The acting is first rate and the movie looks terrific. The CGI effects are thankfully kept to a minimum and its just a fun ride! There's nothing more to say. Rent it. Buy it. Enjoy it.


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