Jeepers Creepers II

August 29th, 2003


Jeepers Creepers II

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Double D (GARIKAYI MUTAMBIRWA), Dante (AL SANTOS), and Jake (JOSH HAMMOND) are trapped behind the Creeper's wingStill of Ray Wise in Jeepers Creepers IIStill of Billy Aaron Brown, Lena Cardwell and Josh Hammond in Jeepers Creepers IIStill of Tom Tarantini in Jeepers Creepers IIJeepers Creepers II Jeepers Creepers II

Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team's bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 5.3/10 (22,224 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: Victor Salva

Stars: Jonathan Breck, Ray Wise, Nicki Aycox

Stranded on a lonely road, a schoolbus full of high school basketball players, their coaches, and cheerleaders must defend themselves from the Creeper - a flesh-eating ancient beast that resurfaces on the earth every 23 years to feed. Meanwhile, a farmer and his son set out on a personal mission to hunt the Creeper down.

Writers: Victor Salva, Victor Salva

Ray Wise - Jack Taggart Sr.
Jonathan Breck - The Creeper
Garikayi Mutambirwa - Deaundre 'Double D' Davis
Eric Nenninger - Scott 'Scotty' Braddock
Nicki Aycox - Minxie Hayes
Travis Schiffner - Izzy Bohen
Lena Cardwell - Chelsea Farmer
Billy Aaron Brown - Andy 'Bucky' Buck
Marieh Delfino - Rhonda Truitt
Diane Delano - Bus Driver Betty Borman
Thom Gossom Jr. - Coach Charlie Hanna
Tom Tarantini - Coach Dwayne Barnes
Al Santos - Dante Belasco
Josh Hammond - Jake Spencer
Kasan Butcher - Kimball 'Big K' Ward

Taglines: The Creeper is back for more.


Official Website: 20th Century Fox [France] | MGM |

Release Date: 29 August 2003

Filming Locations: Long Beach, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $18,365,222 (USA) (31 August 2003) (3124 Screens)

Gross: $63,102,666 (Worldwide) (2004)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

Victor Salva says in his director's commentary that he nearly cut the scene were The Creeper 'flirts' with the teens on the bus, feeling that it might be too comical for the film. He was later glad that he didn't as it was a favorite scene with the screening audiences.

Factual errors: The Creeper is supposed to hunt every spring. In the opening scenes, the cornfields all show full stalks of corn. Cornstalks are not that full until late summer or fall. In the spring, they are just being planted.

[first lines]
Taggert: [yelling out to Billy, who's putting up scarecrows] Billy! Get number three up now. Don't come in to eat before you do. And check the other two! Make sure they're wired up good. I don't want them blowing over again the first big wind.

User Review

Good sequel. Decent scary movie!

Rating: 7/10

I recently re-watched the first Jeepers Creepers and I don't really get why so many people seem to hate it. Sure, it had quite a disappointing climax and Victor Salva is an infamous figure in Hollywood but his visions did lead to one of the best horror films in the post-Scream era. And the same goes for part two! If you leave logic behind, this is quite an intense and well-elaborated scary movie. Opposite to most directors nowadays, Salva perfectly knows how to create suspenseful situations and emotional devastation. The Creeper (portrayed once again by Jonathan Breck) is a far-fetched new horror icon but it does bring terror in the most isolated outlands of America. This sequel takes place a few days after the original (of which the happenings can be heard on radio-broadcasts all the time) and features a bus full of high school jocks and cheerleaders terrorized by the Creeper. Judging by their fear's smell, he picks out victims to devour and to re-furnish his rotting corpse.

Victor Salva makes great use of the 'surprise element'. All the characters in Jeepers Creepers are equally meaningless so you never really know who will get killed next. Even the most popular jock, the most innocent child or the cutest girl can die at any time and this results in an exiting drop-out race of which you don't want to miss a second. The film is not as gore as you might think and the stress is more laid on tension. Salva and his crew use the remote location to the fullest and the film contains eerie shots of wide cornfields and roads with no chance for shelter. The cast of young and inexperienced kids do a fairly good job. The only familiar face in Jeepers Creepers 2 is Ray Wise (from the cult series 'Twin Peaks'). This film will never be a classic but at least its entertaining horror without much pretension.


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