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Jeepers Creepers II (16-May-2003)

Director: Victor Salva

Writer: Victor Salva

Keywords: Horror

Sequel to 2001's Jeepers Creepers follows the remainder of The Creeper's feeding season three days after the events of the original film.

ABSTRACT
Sequel to Jeepers Creepers (2001). The Creeper's 23-day feeding frenzy continues on in this sequel to Jeepers Creepers taking place three days after the events of the first film, with Billy Taggart's death at the hands of a possessed scarecrow kicking off The Creeper's last day of feeding. As The Creeper preys on a bus full of high school basketball players and cheerleaders, Jack Taggart, Sr. sets out on a journey to avenge Billy's killing, risking his life to end The Creeper's age-old existence.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nicki Aycox
Actor
26-Mar-1975   Jaimie Allen on Dark Blue
Justin Long
Actor
2-Jun-1978   Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Ray Wise
Actor
29-Aug-1947   Leland Palmer from Twin Peaks

REVIEWS

Review by Angela5638 (posted on 29-Oct-2007)

Although it wasn't as scary as the first I thought this was a pretty good follow up to the original. The little boy being snatched out of the cornfield was wicked, especially when he see the Creeps head turn to look at him out of the corner of his eye. One thing I don't like about most sequals is they take the villian and make him somewhat humerous (Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday The 13th, etc..). To me the Creep was scarier in the original because you didn't know what he was, and the times that they showed him he was usually obscured by the shadows. I also don't think they had a solid plot line with the characters. In the first you got to know Trish and Derry and you didn't want either of them to become a victim. The kids on the school bus however I found myself wishing he would get a few of them. Now Billy Taggerts dad and brother had me rooting for them and I think the story with them helped make this sequal a little better than most. I would like to know more about the Creep, like how old he is, is he a demon or what is he, and what is his story. Maybe JC 3 will satisfy the curiosity there. All in all this isn't a bad sequal and some of the sub-story plots make the school bus thing forgivable.


Review by Vito Pasquinelli (posted on 13-Mar-2005)

Every 23rd spring, for 23 days, it gets to eat... these were the chilling words spread to the stars of the original, Trish and Darry. Now that the brother of the two has died at the hands of his stalker, the Creeper can move on, from one kill to another.

The film starts with the message at the start of this review. Then, we are taken to a cornfield, on a farm not far from Highway East 9, not far from the Creeper's hunting grounds. Farmer Jack Taggart (Ray Wise) and his sons, Jack Jr. and Billy are at work pinning scarecrows in the field.

However made up the phrase 'what they don't know won't hurt them' is wrong, for they don't know the Creeper (Jonathan Breck) is lying in wait, cleverly disguised as a scarecrow. Moments later, it snatches and brutally abducts the youngest son. From then on, the farmer goes into a sort of trance, bent on getting his revenge on the creature.

Meanwhile, a schoolbus carrying a gang of triumphant basketball players is crippled on the highway. At first, it's just the one tyre, so they keep on going, until at night, another tyre is crippled. Little does anybody on the bus know it's the Creeper who has damaged their bus. The Creeper is a little more frenzied than it usually is; it's the last day of its feeding session and it wants more.

Thus begins a frantic battle between a group of kids and an invincible force they cannot defeat, unless they can fight it until midnight, when it will die for another 23 years, before rising again to terrorise East 9.

A great film, recommended to anyone who likes genuine horror.


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