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Jeepers Creepers II (2003)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  29 August 2003 (USA)
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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$492,551 (Australia) (6 February 2004)

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$948,983 (Australia) (13 February 2004)
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Director Victor Salva usually makes a cameo appearance in his movies, but because this film has no good spots for him to appear, his face can be seen very briefly on a magazine when the Creeper reaches through the roof of the bus. See more »

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When the students are locked outside the bus the Creeper returns and everyone starts to run into the field. There's an overhead shot that shows the students about 30 feet away from the bus while Bucky is sitting on the hood. A second later we see the students running, and Bucky is almost in the lead. See more »

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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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Jeepers Creepers
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Scary follow-up...a winged creature frightens stranded teen-agers on a bus...
19 August 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Not since the early days of Wes Craven thrillers have we had a really good fright flick to scare us in true Halloween fashion. This one does the trick thanks to some extra good CGI effects and some scary situations in the middle of a deserted countryside where teens find themselves menaced by a winged creature determined to make them his flesh-eating victims.

In the only adult role, RAY WISE does a convincing job of making it all look reasonable enough to swallow--and it owes a lot of its punch to the imaginative tales of authors like Stephen King. There are no standout performances among the various teens, but all of them look incredibly afraid of the winged creature--with good reason. The make-up job here is marvelously chilling.

The story is the stuff dreams are made of--or rather, nightmares. And it's all done with extremely clever build-up of suspense as the teens, one by one, become divisive and challenge each other in ways that only undermine their vulnerability. A few of the scenes are very graphic in depicting the creature's stranglehold on his victims and not for the squeamish--or the young and impressionable.

Recommended as a good fright flick, nothing more. But credit must be given to director Victor Salva for keeping the whole tale tense and taut with visual excitement.

Summing up: An above average thriller of its kind. Jonathan Breck makes one scary Creeper.


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