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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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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,365,222, 31 August 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,667,218

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,435,448, 31 December 2004
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Trivia

A total of four school buses were used in the film, including the converted sound stage bus for shooting the interiors. See more »

Goofs

(at around 7 mins) Toward the beginning of the film, when farmer Taggert and his older son are chasing the Creeper as he is dragging away the younger son, the sun is at their backs. When the Creeper flies away with the kid a minute later, they are now facing the sun, it having made a 180 degree change in position. See more »

Quotes

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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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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 »

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References The Birds (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bannon County Fight Song
Words and Music by Victor Salva
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Jeepers Creepers pt. 2
30 August 2003 | by 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.

7/10


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