Jeepers Creepers Review
Written by: Gardenofstone10
In my horror collection, I have a select few DVDs that I'm not particularily happy to advertise I own. Jeepers Creepers (and its sequel) are two of those movies. But who cares, I love these movies.
For those who haven't seen this movie, go into it with MINDLESS FUN in mind.
We follow brother and sister, Darry and Trish, on the way home from college. Interesting note, this is one of Justin Long's first major leading roles and he does a fantastic job as the sarcastic brother who turns into a hero by the time we are finished with this flick.
In the middle of their "guess what the license plate says" game, they are closely tailgated by a nasty old brown truck, blasting its horn at the siblings. He finally passes them after almost sending their car off road, however, further down the road, the siblings pass by this guy at his house disposing of bodies down a hatch.
Little known fact, Francis Ford Coppola, the genius behind Apocalypse Now and The Godfather, was an executive producer on this film and its sequel.
Once Darry decides it's a good idea to turn around and see what is down that hatch and the movie gets interesting. Once Darry accidently falls down the hatch, he finds not only a person who is barely alive, but stumbles into the "House of Pain" where bodies have been gutted and nailed to the wall in a decorative fashion.
The police, at first, don't believe them....that is until...well, they get slaughtered, hehe. Terrific bloodshed and rolling heads. An epic chase comes where the siblings try to outrun this creature. Instead of running, they decide to smoke this bitch and run his ass over.
The siblings then go to the police station where the creature, who obviously didn't die, comes back to create mayhem and hell on earth at the police station. Darry is then kidnapped by the creature and we are left with a hopeful morning sky.
The ending is pretty cool as I'm a big fan of skinning people in movies and this doesn't shy away from that!
All in all, this movie is just pure dumb fun. There's not an intensive story to follow, we're not caught in a remake of anything, it's just some good old fashioned skin you alive fun. If you haven't seen these movies yet, I'd recommend them when you are drinking or as a background movie. It's not a full blown great horror flick because it does lack a great story and characters you can follow and feel for, but it's just FUN. Until next time boys and girls, we'll be seeing you...same bat channel, same bat place. Peace