Jeepers Creepers Review
Written by: Xander Harris
As a habit I approach all modern horror movies with a certain dubious caution. Lets be honest- I expect them to be bad...unoriginal and poorly excecuted. But to my utter delight Jeepers Creepers was anything but.
It is deffinately a rare thing to find a modern horror movie that while not taking itself too seriously, manages to scare the pants off and make you laugh and cringe at the same time.
JC takes the road/slasher movie to a whole new level as a brother and sister (Justine Long and Gina Phillips) drive home from college for semester break. A chance encounter with a sinister looking hill-billy truck takes them on a series of gruesome discoveries and a struggle to evade horrors latest super-villian : the Creeper; a cannibalistic psychopath whose trade-marks are a dusty old trench-coat and tanned fedora.
This movie is a classic, hands-down, no questions asked. The cast is fantastic, the special-fx are great, and you feel a genuine sense of forboding and tension as the story progresses. And without giving anything away, Jeepers Creepers offers a sudden and refreshing ending that has been a long time coming. And the song that director Victor Salva used to identify with the creeper is just eerie in the context of the film. Its obvious that he intended form the start to create something new and different, and he did just that with Jeepers Creepers......"where'd you get those peepers..."
I reccomend this movie to anyone who considers themselves a true horror fan.