A brother and sister on spring break from college decide to take the scenic route home--an endless, desolate stretch of road through central Florida. Along the way they are run off the road by a strange truck, and later they see its driver disposing of what looks like a human body down a drainpipe near an old church. Derry (Justin Long) convinces his older sister, Trish (Gina Phillips), that they have to investigate, and despite all better judgement, they do. That's just the beginning of this wild horror film, directed by Victor Salva (POWDER). Salva keeps the audience guessing by never settling into any particular style or formula. The film veers gleefully in all directions, referencing such classics as NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, and even THE TERMINATOR, along the body-strewn way. There is no shortage of clever humor amid the shocks, gross-outs, and nail-biting suspense, and Phillips and Long exhibit a refreshingly believable brother-sister rapport. The supp...
** out of **** A good idea can only go so far. The director of "Jeepers Creepers" obviously had a PRETTY good idea going when he envisioned his very own frightfest, although as the saying goes, this idea "only went so far". To be fair, "Jeepers Creepers" goes pretty far for quite some time, but then stops past the half-way point. And I'm thinking: What the hell, I was enjoying this. And yes, I was enjoying "Jeepers Creepers", but neither the writer … more
JEEPERS CREEPERS had so much potential. The first fifteen or twenty minutes of the movie were enthralling. The banter between the brother and sister was great, and rather realistic and other than the profanity reminded me of conversations I have had on long drives. The way one sees the Winnebago turn a corner in the backseat window and the BEATNU truck suddenly come up behind the sibling pair is a classic piece of cinematography. The way the film continues to build up with some more DUEL-type suspense … more
Pros: he was a decent enough looking monster Cons: probably a lot but who cares? The Bottom Line: Why not? What else are you gonna do on a Saturday night? Where'd ya get those peepers? This movie is what acting is all about. Whoa there, before you look for a stake to impale me on, I didn't say there was good acting in the movie, I said it is what acting is all about. These two kids were my brother and … more
Pros: Good Idea Cons: Lousy Pacing, no story. The Bottom Line: What could have been a bold new horror film quickly becomes stale and uninspired. Lets hope the next one is better. Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. Fall is the time of year when students return to school, the leaves fall from the trees, and as sure as the weather changes, we see a horror films in the local multiplex. There … more