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Jeepers Creepers 2
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11 years ago By: Indiana Sev
Jeepers Creepers 2 order
Director:
Victor Salva

Actors:
Ray Wise
Jonathan Breck
Eric Nenninger

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Every 23 years, for 23 days, it eats. Who? The Creeper. What is it? A winged monster that dresses like a scarecrow. Is he scary? Nope...my landlord is scarier. Anyway, the Creeper is on his 23rd day and he wants to munch on as many high school athletes as he can. The poor suckers are stuck on a bus near a deserted cornfield.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
I watched the original JEEPERS CREEPERS last night so I could get an idea of what to expect with this sequel. It was okay, but it sort of went downhill in the second half. This one pretty much starts downhill and stay there ‘til the end. First off, the Creeper isn’t scary (he wasn’t in the first movie either). He just looks kind of odd and doesn’t give off any threatening vibes. If I saw this prick in a dark alley my first instinct would be to laugh...then run. Secondly, there are way too many homosexual and racial undertones & overtones in this horror movie. Last I checked, I wasn’t supposed to be preached to while trying to enjoy a good fright flick. Hey Salva, how about you give me life lessons in a drama instead, okay chief? Thirdly, what the fuck happened to the song? One of the coolest parts about the first movie was the tune “Jeepers Creepers” playing during one of the kill scenes.

Fourthly, I guess the costume department ran out of cash because every other guy in this film had no shirt on (The Arrow touches upon this at length in his review). I wouldn’t mind that so much if only there were one sexy chick in the movie, but no. Another horror movie rule broken: Three girls - all average looking. Not cool Salva, not cool. When all is said and done, this movie is just dreadfully unoriginal. No real laughs, no real scares and nothing really to distinguish itself from other horror flicks. What’s more, the Creeper, for the most part, just carries away his victims and flies off with them. Hey, where’s the gore dude?! Where’s the blood and bludgeoning? Salva dropped the ball on many horror “musts” in my opinion and that’s really why I can’t wholeheartedly recommend this for anyone looking to be thrilled or chilled. JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 won’t deliver on many levels and that’s why it barely got 2 stars from this DVD creep.
THE EXTRAS
Let me start off by saying these guys lose BIG points for making their menu headers all related to food, eating or horror. For example, the 4 main menus are called: Beatingu, Body parts, Appetizers & Scream! These four titles refer to Play Movie, Scene Selections, Extra Features and Sound Selection. Yeah, real clever, meanwhile I have to break my head trying to figure out how to play the goddamn film!! Real cute. Minus one point for that decision.

Audio Commentary with Director Victor Salva & Cast: Salva brought together most of the cast to join him on the “fun”. It’s usually "the more, the merrier", but these guys aren’t exactly the cleverest bunch, so a barrel of laughs this ain’t. They do get the facts out though which I suppose is the point of a commentary track.

Audio commentary with Jonathan Breck (The Creeper) & Crew: Breck, Brad Parker (production illustrator) and Brian Penikas (special effects & makeup) get together and bore you to hell. Not very interesting.

Lights, Camera, Creeper (approx. 15 min.): A simple “making of” with the usual behind-the-scenes shenanigans which includes interviews with the cast & crew. Check out director Salva though, the man looks scarier than The Creeper!

Creeper Creation (approx. 12 min.): How they brought The Creeper to life. You’ve seen this all before.

Creeper Composer (approx. 9 min.): The composer shares with us his thoughts and trials during his time creating music for the film. Yawn!

Digital Effects (approx. 5 min.): CGI man, CGI. How computers made The Creeper look even less scary than he already was.

A Day in Hell (Documentary – approx. 26 min.): Salva lets a camera follow him around for a whole day of shooting so we can be witness to all of the dilemmas a director must face when directing a movie. Pretty interesting stuff if you’re into the ins and outs of the filmmaking process.

Deleted Scenes, Moments & Lines (approx. 15 min.): What the shit is this? This whole thing plays in one shot with all the cut & alternate scenes put together. Were they too lazy to make a nice listing of them all for me to choose from? If they’re too lazy to do that, then I’m too lazy to count them! I’m not lazy enough to deduct points for this travesty though. Bad move, guys.

The Creeper’s Lair & Ventriloquist Creeper: Two short storyboarded scenes that weren’t filmed. For film students only.

We also get a Photo Gallery, Behind-The-Scenes Photo Gallery as well as Trailers & Other MGM Releases.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Unless you really got a big hard-on from JEEPERS CREEPERS and want to continue on with the series, avoid buying or renting this “should have been straight-to-video” sequel. They even managed to piss me off with a couple of faux-pas on the extras. They lose on all counts, game over Creeper.
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