Jeepers Creepers (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

Jeepers Creepers (2001)



Critic Consensus: Jeepers Creepers has a promising start. Unfortunately, the tension and suspense quickly deflates into genre cliches as movie goes on.

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Movie Info

A brother and sister driving home for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature in the isolated countryside that is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.more
Rating: R (for terror violence/gore, language and brief nudity)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Victor Salva
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 8, 2002
Box Office: $37.5M
MGM Pictures - Official Site


Justin Long
as `Darry' Jenner
Jonathan Breck
as The Creeper
Patricia Belcher
as Jezelle Gay Hartman
Eileen Brennan
as The Cat Lady
Brandon Smith (I)
as David Tubbs
Peggy Sheffield
as Waitress Beverly
Patrick Cherry
as Man at Jukebox
Jon Beshara
as Trooper Gideon
Avis-Marie Barnes
as Trooper Weston
Steve Raulerson
as Cellblock Officer
Will Hasenzahl
as Officer with Hole in...
Kim Kahana
as Camper Driver
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Critic Reviews for Jeepers Creepers

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (31)

If the reptile brain in you, that ugly little cluster of cerebral cells where all the destructive urges lie, needs a good jolt, Jeepers Creepers offers you just such a treat.

January 6, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

A good way to find some genuinely creepy moments in a decade where they were short in supply.

Full Review… | November 1, 2010
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the most terrifying horror movies to come along in years...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

One genuinely gets the sense from the first hour of this film that Salva is exorcising some of his own demons.

Full Review… | June 19, 2008

One of those horror movies in which its characters do such unbelievably stupid things all the time that you literally want to shout at them.

Full Review… | August 25, 2004

The only thing about this movie that really made me shudder is that we are probably going to be deluged with a bunch of crappy sequels for it.

Full Review… | March 19, 2003

Audience Reviews for Jeepers Creepers


Despite the fact that the two main characters are complete idiots and the cinematography is so dark that sometimes it is really hard to see what is in front of us, this is a fun and creepy horror movie that is all the more intriguing when you know it was made by a convicted pedophile.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Not a joy ride. Void of creepers unless you count the one in the title. Don't get on board unless you can't find nothing else to entertain you.

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Jeepers Creepers Quotes

Darry: [Trish and Darry pull up at the Cat Lady's house] Come on, Trish, look at this place. Let's just keep going. I mean it, come on.
Trish: You don't wanna get help?
Darry: Help from who?
Trish: Let's just use the phone.
Darry: And call who?
Trish: I don't know.
Darry: And tell them what?
Trish: I don't know!
Darry: Hey, bum-fuck police, I'm being chased by a guy who likes to pull tongues out of severed heads with his teeth. Is there a special extension for that?
– Submitted by Folashade K (3 years ago)
Darry: [after running over the Creeper] Is he dead?
Trish: They never are.
– Submitted by Folashade K (3 years ago)
Trish: The first time I heard that story, I used to think this would be the road I'd die on.
– Submitted by Folashade K (3 years ago)
Trish: Christ, do you think they even have a phone?
Darry: I'm guessing no phones and a lot of guns.
– Submitted by Folashade K (3 years ago)

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