An uneventful road trip home turns into a journey straight from Hell for two unsuspecting college kids, Trish and Darry. A heartstopping high-speed pursuit down a deserted highway leads to a terrifying discovery: their pursuer has more in store for them than they ever imagined.
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Disappointed because of two things - One: the first act leading to a huge downfall with less scares, and two: the cinematography at night looked too dark it was hard to watch. (Hoping the sequel will ether be better or not to see for myself.)
(Generous) 7 - Actually running against my self-imposed mandate never to let the creator's personality color my perception of his work, "Jeepers Creepers"; a standard, albeit well-directed horror comedy buried up to its knees in cliches, is actually elevated from the jaws of complete mediocrity when taken as a sneak peek into the prurient mind of the degenerate that spawned it. It's also a lot of fun.
Un teenage horror movie plein de références, qui brise les codes du genre et ne se prend pas (trop) au sérieux. Le ridicule côtoie le flippant et le grotesque, dans un bel équilibre entre (sou)rires et peur. Pas mal.
While creature features typically don't do it for me when referring to the horror genre as a whole, the first Jeepers Creepers could be considered a modern classic in my eyes. I was intrigued from frame one, and Justin Long made the picture all the more interesting, tracking down the truth behind the Creeper, making those believe in his existence that don't. I found this not quite edge of your seat, but close.
As lame as the script is, Victor Salva is actually a really good horror director. The opening shot of the truck slowly approaching in the background is one of my favorite shots in cinema. Eh, it's for nostalgia.