Things take a terrifying turn when Darry (Justin Long) and Trish (Gina Phillips) are returning hime from college. They encounter a mysterious driver who attempts to run them off the road. Later, they spy the same hulking figure of the driver disposing of worryingly corpse shaped bundles by a creepy abandoned church. The film turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse, whist Jezelle (Patricia Belcher), a psychic tells them that the man might not be human: he is a demon known as ‘The Creeper’ (Jonathan Breck) who must eat human body parts in order to replenish his own.
Jeepers Creepers is an intelligently made horror movie: the plot is interesting and feels unique, whilst harking back to classic ‘creature features’. The main characters of Darry and Trish are likeable and sympathetic, whilst the monster is left mysterious and terrifying, and he will follow you long after the film has finished. The dialogue is very well written: it is sharp, funny, and believable. Often the story takes some interesting twists and turns that are hard to predict.
The whole film is clever and enjoyable, and it is extremely tense from start to horrifying finish. Many images in the film are difficult to forget (no matter how much you might want to!) This is everything a horror movie should be: sharp, surprising, and very scary.
Director & Writer: Victor Salva
Stars: Gina Philips, Justin Long and Jonathan Breck