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Jeepers Creepers (2001)

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A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.

Director:

Victor Salva

Writer:

Victor Salva
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3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Philips ... Trish
Justin Long ... Darry
Jonathan Breck ... The Creeper
Patricia Belcher ... Jezelle Gay Hartman
Brandon Smith ... Sergeant Davis Tubbs
Eileen Brennan ... The Cat Lady
Peggy Sheffield Peggy Sheffield ... Waitress Beverly
Jeffrey William Evans ... Manager
Patrick Cherry Patrick Cherry ... Binky
Jon Beshara Jon Beshara ... Trooper Gideon
Avis-Marie Barnes ... Trooper Weston
Steve Raulerson Steve Raulerson ... Cellblock Officer (as Steven Raulerson)
Tom Tarantini ... Roach
William Haze ... Officer with Hole in Chest (as William Hasenzahl)
Kim Kahana ... Camper Driver
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Storyline

On their way back home during the spring break, Darry and Patricia Jenner witness a mysterious person dumping something down a tunnel. Deciding to discover what was dumped down there, Darry discovers a huge disturbing hideout full of modified bodies. Darry and Patricia set off to get help, unaware that the individual is now aware of who has been down the tunnel. Darry and Patricia soon realizes that their pursuer is not just a mysterious person, but something even more horrifying, who has more in store than they could possibly imagine. Written by FilmFanUK

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Taglines:

Evil is right behind you See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror violence/gore, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here Comes the Boogeyman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,106,108, 2 September 2001

Gross USA:

$37,904,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,371,303
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "sexy forever" camper was a, 1999 Ford E-450 Four Winds Five Thousand. See more »

Goofs

(at around 12 mins) When the Creeper rams his truck into the back of the siblings' car, a close up shows damage to the back end. Cutaways of the veering vehicle show no such damage. See more »

Quotes

Darry: He dumped something down that pipe.
Trish: Wrapped in a sheet.
Darry: Wrapped in rope and a sheet.
Trish: Wrapped in rope and a sheet with red stains... just get us out of here!
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Crazy Credits

The creepy scared music of "Hush, Hush, Hush Here Comes the Bogey Man" plays throughout during the first half of the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical cut includes a scene showing the Creeper sniffing Derry's dirty laundry. This is only implied on all home video releases. See more »


Soundtracks

Counting the Hours
Written by John Howie, Jr. and Tift Merritt
Performed by The Two Dollar Pistols with Tift Merritt
Courtesy of Yep Roc Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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User Reviews

 
Entertaining, but not all that
3 December 2002 | by KaterinaNVSee all my reviews

I found parts of this movie, mainly the beginning to be very promising. I really thought that it was going to be an 'on the edge of your seat' horror film and the opening had all the tension and weirdness that one needs to set that kind of atmosphere. But as the movie progressed, even though it never sunk to being bad or even mediocre (no Friday the 13th B.S. here), I think it became a little bit of a disappointment because it didn't live up to the promise that it made in the beginning. And although I like to let my mind fill in the blanks, there was a lot that went unexplained that made it so that I wasn't really satisfied by the time it finished. I didn't recognize the names of the actors or the director, and they were neither here nor there for me - that's not to say that I thought the performances were bad, they definitely were fitting and on the mark for the genre. It's just that they didn't really stick out for me.

All of the above being said, if the movie was on cable on a cold winter night, I'd probably relent and watch it again - it's certainly better than most in it's category, but would I recommend it as a 'great' film? No, probably not.


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