Jeepers Creepers

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



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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.


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 Chest
Kim Kahana
as Camper Driver
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Critic Reviews for Jeepers Creepers

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (51) | Rotten (61)

  • 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.

    Jan 6, 2002 | Rating: 4/5
  • An unsettling, gory, but intelligent horror flick.

    Sep 24, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Nev Pierce
    Top Critic
  • The plotting is a tad generic, and the film feels long at a scant 90 minutes. But the movie is good enough to put a chill into the late-summer air.

    Aug 31, 2001

    David Edelstein

    Top Critic
  • Feels too rote to inspire real terror.

    Aug 31, 2001
  • Jeepers Creepers is better setting things up than following through. It must resort to psychic mumbo-jumbo that has to be played straight and doesn't work.

    Aug 31, 2001 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The only mystery to Jeepers Creepers is why Francis Ford Coppola chose to stamp his name on this grade-Z movie as producer.

    Aug 31, 2001

Audience Reviews for Jeepers Creepers

  • May 22, 2015
    Not only is Jeepers Creepers a well made horror film, it also features an extremely strong and unforgettable presence in its menacing demon antagonist - probably one of the most frightening spectres I have actually seen in the horror genre, its also notable for spawning an equally as enjoyable sequel which is even rarer to find in contemporary horror. Foetal Justin Long is great as a student who along with his sister attracts the attention of a mysterious serial killer on a long and "haunted" stretch of country highway. Whilst it has its fair share of typical horror tropes, the film is wildly more intelligent that it would wish to admit and the performances are committed, three-dimensional and easy to root for from the other side of the screen. Many have said that the ending seems "rushed", but in my opinion it's harshness isn't crude but realistically blunt and realistic... at least as realistic anything can be in a film called Jeepers Creepers.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2015
    An under-appreciated horror piece from my formative years, best watched going in with no clue what you are in for.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 01, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2012
    Great first half but its ruined a bit when we see the villain.
    Adam M Super Reviewer

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