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Jeepers Creepers 2 (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.

Director:

Victor Salva

Writers:

Victor Salva (characters), Victor Salva

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Wise ... Jack Taggart Sr.
Jonathan Breck ... The Creeper
Garikayi Mutambirwa ... Deaundre 'Double D' Davis
Eric Nenninger ... Scott 'Scotty' Braddock
Nicki Aycox ... Minxie Hayes
Travis Schiffner ... Izzy Bohen
Lena Cardwell ... Chelsea Farmer
Billy Aaron Brown ... Andy 'Bucky' Buck
Marieh Delfino ... Rhonda Truitt
Diane Delano ... Bus Driver Betty Borman
Thom Gossom Jr. ... Coach Charlie Hanna
Tom Tarantini ... Coach Dwayne Barnes
Al Santos ... Dante Belasco
Josh Hammond Josh Hammond ... Jake Spencer
Kasan Butcher ... Kimball 'Big K' Ward
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

He can taste your fear. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

20th Century Fox [France] | MGM | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeepers Creepers 2: The Second Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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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:

$63,102,666, 31 December 2004
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Eric Nenninger was the highest paid actor of the Bannon team members, while Nicki Aycox, Lena Cardwell and Marieh Delfino received the same pay to avoid any dissension between them. See more »

Goofs

(at around 59 mins) When the Creeper removes his head, he throws his head forward, toward the back of the bus but ends up going toward the front of the bus. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 for United Artists, American Zoetrope & Myriad Pictures; the title of the film does not appear until the ending credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film originally opened with the team's basketball game in its final moments. This was filmed, but cut from the final version. On the DVD special features, the Gymnasium set can be seen in the background on the feature entitled "A Day In Hell". See more »

Connections

Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bannon County Fight Song
Words and Music by Victor Salva
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Good sequel. Decent scary movie!
28 November 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

I recently re-watched the first Jeepers Creepers and I don't really get why so many people seem to hate it. Sure, it had quite a disappointing climax and Victor Salva is an infamous figure in Hollywood but his visions did lead to one of the best horror films in the post-Scream era. And the same goes for part two! If you leave logic behind, this is quite an intense and well-elaborated scary movie. Opposite to most directors nowadays, Salva perfectly knows how to create suspenseful situations and emotional devastation. The Creeper (portrayed once again by Jonathan Breck) is a far-fetched new horror icon but it does bring terror in the most isolated outlands of America. This sequel takes place a few days after the original (of which the happenings can be heard on radio-broadcasts all the time) and features a bus full of high school jocks and cheerleaders terrorized by the Creeper. Judging by their fear's smell, he picks out victims to devour and to re-furnish his rotting corpse.

Victor Salva makes great use of the 'surprise element'. All the characters in Jeepers Creepers are equally meaningless so you never really know who will get killed next. Even the most popular jock, the most innocent child or the cutest girl can die at any time and this results in an exiting drop-out race of which you don't want to miss a second. The film is not as gore as you might think and the stress is more laid on tension. Salva and his crew use the remote location to the fullest and the film contains eerie shots of wide cornfields and roads with no chance for shelter. The cast of young and inexperienced kids do a fairly good job. The only familiar face in Jeepers Creepers 2 is Ray Wise (from the cult series 'Twin Peaks'). This film will never be a classic but at least its entertaining horror without much pretension.


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