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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Taggart Sr.
... The Creeper
... Deaundre 'Double D' Davis
... Scott 'Scotty' Braddock
... Minxie Hayes
... Izzy Bohen
... Chelsea Farmer
... Andy 'Bucky' Buck
... Rhonda Truitt
... Bus Driver Betty Borman
... Coach Charlie Hanna
... Coach Dwayne Barnes
... Dante Belasco
Josh Hammond ... Jake Spencer
... 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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Every 23rd Spring, for 23 days, it gets to eat. Welcome to day 23. See more »

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Horror

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

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20th Century Fox [France] | MGM |  »

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29 August 2003 (USA)  »

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Jeepers Creepers 2  »

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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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Trivia

The song 'Jeepers Creepers' which played into the original Jeepers Creepers (2001) film a lot is only referenced once in this film. Its tune can be subtly heard in Bennett Salvay's music score during the final image of the film. See more »

Goofs

The Creeper is supposed to hunt every spring. In the opening scenes, the cornfields all show full stalks of corn. Cornstalks are not that full until late summer or fall. In the spring, they are just being planted. 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 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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Scary follow-up...a winged creature frightens stranded teen-agers on a bus...
19 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Not since the early days of Wes Craven thrillers have we had a really good fright flick to scare us in true Halloween fashion. This one does the trick thanks to some extra good CGI effects and some scary situations in the middle of a deserted countryside where teens find themselves menaced by a winged creature determined to make them his flesh-eating victims.

In the only adult role, RAY WISE does a convincing job of making it all look reasonable enough to swallow--and it owes a lot of its punch to the imaginative tales of authors like Stephen King. There are no standout performances among the various teens, but all of them look incredibly afraid of the winged creature--with good reason. The make-up job here is marvelously chilling.

The story is the stuff dreams are made of--or rather, nightmares. And it's all done with extremely clever build-up of suspense as the teens, one by one, become divisive and challenge each other in ways that only undermine their vulnerability. A few of the scenes are very graphic in depicting the creature's stranglehold on his victims and not for the squeamish--or the young and impressionable.

Recommended as a good fright flick, nothing more. But credit must be given to director Victor Salva for keeping the whole tale tense and taut with visual excitement.

Summing up: An above average thriller of its kind. Jonathan Breck makes one scary Creeper.


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