Jeepers Creepers Review
Written by: MistressOf Horror
eepers Creepers my all time favorite 'Creature Feature'. This movie follows Darry (Justin Long) and sister Trish (Gina Phillips) as they head home for spring break after a semester at college on a deserted stretch of road to "see the country scenery". Soon they are frightened by a menace driving an old, banged-up truck that goes pretty fast for its age. Later, they see the same lunatic dumping, what appears to be, bodies down a pipe outside a church inhabited only by a few crows. After investigating to see if any of the 'bodies' might still be alive and need of help, Darry and Trish's suspicions are confirmed after finding hundreds of bodies (some over 20 years old) that have been cut, sewed back together and preserved. And when The Creeper comes after them, they realize one of them will be the next body added to the pile.
What I liked about the movie is you feel you are watching a slasher-flick and in the blink of an eye we're watching a creature-feature. Although I felt the creature version of The Creeper looked pretty damn scary but he was much scarier when he had clothes on and acted human because it made him even more mysterious. I think it worked both ways.
JEEPERS CREEPERS also has a sorrowful ending. We're on the EDGE OF OUR SEATS, BITING our nails to the cuticles as the big chase ends and the final scene is a nice finish.
Ive seen alot of movies that have over-the-top psychics trying to somewhat explain everything.. Yes this movie has a psychic also , but handles this twist to the storyline very well. The psychic makes the movie much more 'creepier' in telling Darry and Trish about The Creeper's eating cycle and to watch out when you hear that creepy song. This is the only movie I can recall seeing where a psychic doesn't handle fortune telling as a doomsday prophecy.
Though Jonathan Breck did an outstanding job as The Creeper, Justin Long and Gina Phillips deserve the round of applause. And finally, we have a heroine that isn't running around half naked ,falling down or getting captured.