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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 ... 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

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WhAT's EATing you? 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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Details

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Country:

Germany | USA

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:

$15,831,700, 2 September 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,904,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,217,789
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Florida seemed like the jungle to Victor Salva who weighed 400Ibs at the time, found the heat and humidity unbearably oppressive though he noted that Jonathan Breck had it worst having to endure the weather from under mounds of latex, there were so many noisy insects that during outdoor shots with audible dialogue a crew member had to fire a pistol before the cameras rolled in order to silence the insects to capture a take. See more »

Goofs

Several scenes show Trish "grinding" gears with a floor mounted shifter. Other scenes show a shift lever on the column (possibly in park) when they are driving down the street. See more »

Quotes

The Cat Lady: You got ten seconds to get your ass out of my yard, and don't think I'm gonna tell ya twice!
Trish: Get the hell away from him.
Darry: What are you doing, Trish?
Trish: Get the hell away from him!
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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 UK DVD release omits Darry's screams at the end to secure a 15 rating (though they are audible on the director's commentary track). However the US DVD remains uncut and Darry's screams can clearly be heard in the film. See more »

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If Only You Were Mine
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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Mindless horror flick has some scary moments...
19 August 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

JUSTIN LONG and GINA PHILIPS are brother and sister returning home for spring break when they run into road rage and a monster who comes out of hiding after long hibernation to kill humans for body parts that keep him thriving.

It's a fairly suspenseful horror flick with the leads making the usual mistakes so that they can come into contact with the flesh eating monster who clearly is after one of them for a purpose not revealed until the end.

Long is amusing as the brother who has some good lines to say to his irritating sister as they squabble over how to approach the idea of hunting down a monster. His facial expression is mainly one of shock at finding dead bodies at the bottom of a barrel-shaped pipe and he keeps up the shocked look throughout most of the film.

There are some genuinely scary moments and a lot of silliness in the plotting which is pretty par for the course in these kind of thrillers. At least there's one saving grace: the director doesn't use the shaky camera movement or fast cutting to get his effects. He doesn't have to. The tale is chilling enough.


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