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Jeepers Creepers (2001)

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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Trish
... Darry
... The Creeper
... Jezelle Gay Hartman
... Sergeant Davis Tubbs
... The Cat Lady
Peggy Sheffield ... Waitress Beverly
... Manager
Patrick Cherry ... Binky
Jon Beshara ... Trooper Gideon
... Trooper Weston
Steve Raulerson ... Cellblock Officer (as Steven Raulerson)
... Roach
... Officer with Hole in Chest (as William Hasenzahl)
... 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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You'll never close your eyes again. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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

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Release Date:

31 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Here Comes the Boogeyman  »

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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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Trivia

When Victor Salva arrived in Florida he discovered that $1 million worth of his financing had fallen through, and he was forced to cut some 20 pages of script from the end of the film. There would have been a fiery climax where Darry manages to get behind the wheel of the Creeper's truck and drives it into an oncoming train in a suicidal attempt to destroy the creature. See more »

Goofs

Jonathan Breck's skin is visible around the Creeper's eyes (there is no eyeliner to match the monster's skin). See more »

Quotes

Jezelle Gay Hartman: Every 23rd Spring, for 23 days, it gets to... eat.
Darry: Eat?
Jezelle Gay Hartman: You know what it eats and don't you make me tell you!
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Crazy Credits

The Creeper's truck drives across the screen after the final credits roll -- he's still hungry and searching the back roads. See more »

Connections

References Urban Legend (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Hush Hush Here Comes the Bogey Man
(actual title: Hush Hush Hush Here Comes the Bogey Man (uncredited))
Written by Lawton, Brown, Smith, Lang and Benson
(actual composers: Douglas Brownsmith (uncredited) and Tony Lowry (uncredited))
Performed by Henry Hall and his Orchestra
Arranged by Tony Lowry (uncredited)
Vocals by Gilbert Russell (as Val Rosing)
Appears courtesy of Pavilion Records Ltd.
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above average first half
10 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

I must say, I was expecting a lot worse from this film. The whole first half is genuinely scary. Although the brother and sister's rivalry was played up just a bit too much, their characters were still a lot more believable than most modern scare films. Their dialogue was especially natural, and didn't contain a single "oh my god, like, did I just totally see, like, an undead demon, or is it just me?" which I praise the writers for (there's only so many times Buffy the Vampire Slayer can say lines like that before I start doing a little slaying of my own). Despite the constant squabbling the kids do, you can still warm up to them enough to feel empathic about their plight. The cinematography was excellent, my favourite scene being the long pan up the side of the church. The music and sound were cued perfectly and conveyed a true sense of fear, anxiety and isolation.

Unfortunately, the second half of the movie really suffers. Like so many other movies, once the killer/monster is revealed the whole thing goes down hill. It goes from relying on X-files-like suspense to bland gore and a cliché monster suit. Top it off with some overacting "we're not taking any crap" police officers and a poorly acted psychic lady and you turn what could have been a gem of a scary movie into a second rate dud. The biggest disappointment was the end. It was horribly tacked on in a desperate attempt at being a shocker.

Other then the whole second half, the only other complaint I have is regarding the DVD. The menus show clips from the movie which essentially run in sequence, and if you pay attention to them, they spoil just about everything. Where they are, what the monster looks like, etc. I haven't bothered to watch the menus all the way through but with any luck they spoil the ending too (but that's not really so bad in this case).


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