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Jeepers Creepers (2001)

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A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.

Director:

Victor Salva

Writer:

Victor Salva
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Philips ... Trish
Justin Long ... Darry
Jonathan Breck ... The Creeper
Patricia Belcher ... Jezelle Gay Hartman
Brandon Smith ... Sergeant Davis Tubbs
Eileen Brennan ... The Cat Lady
Peggy Sheffield Peggy Sheffield ... Waitress Beverly
Jeffrey William Evans ... Manager
Patrick Cherry Patrick Cherry ... Binky
Jon Beshara Jon Beshara ... Trooper Gideon
Avis-Marie Barnes ... Trooper Weston
Steve Raulerson Steve Raulerson ... Cellblock Officer (as Steven Raulerson)
Tom Tarantini ... Roach
William Haze William Haze ... Officer with Hole in Chest (as William Hasenzahl)
Kim Kahana ... Camper Driver
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A nightmare cloaked in rags. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror violence/gore, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The filming of the scenes on the road was very difficult to record as iguanas were always crossed on the highway. See more »

Goofs

(at around 31 mins) When Darry is in the pipe and Trish is keeping watch, notices headlights coming, and runs to the car, you can clearly see her trying to shift the shifter on the floor, but when the shot of her through the window comes up, you can see the real shift on the steering wheel. In the next shot it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Jezelle Gay Hartman: [Trish answers the phone at the diner] Have you seen the cats yet?
Trish: What?
Jezelle Gay Hartman: Cats, lots of them, have you seen them yet? You and your brother?
Trish: Me and my brother?
Jezelle Gay Hartman: You and Darry!
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Crazy Credits

Will Hasenzahl is credited as 'Office with Hole in Chest', and not 'Officer with Hole in Chest' See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical cut includes a scene showing the Creeper sniffing Derry's dirty laundry. This is only implied on all home video releases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lights, Camera, Creeper: Making 'Jeepers Creepers 2' (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Counting the Hours
Written by John Howie, Jr. and Tift Merritt
Performed by The Two Dollar Pistols with Tift Merritt
Courtesy of Yep Roc Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Half A Terrifying Movie
1 April 2019 | by amandagellar-31077See all my reviews

Jeepers Creepers had me! It had me the way so few horror films have ever had me. For about 30/45 minutes, I couldn't move - I was paralyzed with pure fear. The mood was thick, the threat was frightening, the characters were pretty well drawn, the acting was good - everything was going swell.

And then the creature feature silliness starts.

It's a shame that Jeepers Creepers can't keep its energy up to a satisfying finale. Maybe people's mileage will vary. Personally, I'm not too scared by a creature that sprouts wings and flies off with people. It's just too goofy for me. It's a lot scarier to think that this creature might be something even spookier. Maybe if they'd kept the creature in the shadows more, it would have been scarier to me.

Still, the first act is one of the most terrifying things I've ever seen in my life and that's got to count for something.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here Comes the Boogeyman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,106,108, 2 September 2001

Gross USA:

$37,904,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,371,303
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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