Lively, entertaining reviews of, and essays on, old and newer films and everything relating to them, written by professional author William Schoell.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 (2003). Writer/director: Victor Salva.

This is a continuation of the story originally told in Jeepers Creepers. The Creeper still has a few hours to go before his 23 year hibernation, so he looks for victims among the teenagers on a stranded bus carrying high school athletes. In the meantime, farmer Jack Taggert (Ray Wise) is determined to hunt the creature who flew off with his youngest son. Jeepers Creepers 2 presents another nightmarish scenario, but the movie doesn't quite have the "dreamy" quality of the original. The acting is good, with cast stand-outs including Wise, Eric Nenninger as the nasty Scotty, Garikayi Mutambirwa as his teammate "Double D," and Billy Aaron Brown as manager Andy. The movie is tense and entertaining for the most part, but it's also overlong and has too many climaxes. Don't expect to learn anything more about the Creeper (Jonathan Breck), because you don't.

Verdict: More Creeper mayhem. **1/2.

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