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Jeepers Creepers II (2003)

R | | Horror | 29 August 2003 (USA)
Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team's bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy.



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Stranded on a lonely road, a schoolbus full of high school basketball players, their coaches, and cheerleaders must defend themselves from the Creeper - a flesh-eating ancient beast that resurfaces on the earth every 23 years to feed. Meanwhile, a farmer and his son set out on a personal mission to hunt the Creeper down. Written by RRotten

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Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 August 2003 (USA)  »

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Jeepers Creepers 2  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,069,346 (UK) (29 August 2003)


$35,143,332 (USA) (10 October 2003)

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Did You Know?


Originally Trish and Jezelle from the first Jeepers Creepers (2001) film would hunt down The Creeper for the sequel, while a school bus full of teens terrorized by The Creeper was just a subplot. But the more Victor Salva worked on the script, the more the bus plot became more interesting. So he decided to scrap Trish and Jezelle and concentrate the film on the bus instead. See more »


When the coach and bus driver check the first tire, the Creeper's throwing star is shown stuck in the inside of the sidewall, not the outside where it would have been. See more »


[first lines]
Taggert: [yelling out to Billy, who's putting up scarecrows] Billy! Get number three up now. Don't come in to eat before you do. And check the other two! Make sure they're wired up good. I don't want them blowing over again the first big wind.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits whatsoever, save the United Artists, American Zoetrope & Myriad Pictures logo, but so the title of the film, "Jeepers Creepers 2" does not appear until maybe into the ending credits. See more »


Referenced in A Day in Hell: On the Set of 'Jeepers Creepers II' (2003) See more »


Jeepers Creepers
Written by Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer
Published by WB Music Corp.
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Jeepers Creepers pt. 2
30 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first "Jeepers Creepers", which was released in 2001, brought much-needed life into an ailing genre of films. That movie redefined horror and its settings, which instead of the usual ominous darkness, and confined spaces, took place mostly out in the open and in broad daylight. The movie also introduced us to a truly terrifying creature that could give any other slasher a run for their money. That movie earned a lot of its merits through tension, genuine shocks, and a general cloud of mystery of the "Creeper" monster. It didn't try to gross you out with the requisite gore, but the movie worked because so little was explained and a lot was left up to the viewer.

Now we're at 2003's "Jeepers Creepers 2." The movie works on the level of tension and genuine scares, but sacrifices itself half way through when we learn about how the creature hunts. (A girl on the bus begins having psychic visions and learns a little about the Creeper from one of the kids who died in the first movie.) I liked it better when we knew little or nothing about a monster in one of these movies, because that's where the real terror comes from in a horror film.

Victor Salva, who wrote and directed both movies knows what he's doing but I just hope that he doesn't screw up his own franchise. He knows how to scare an audience, but I hope he doesn't give into popular opinion and sacrifice everything he's probably worked so hard for.


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