first Jeepers Creepers was only marginally entertaining
for me, though I applaud the Horrorist for making the savvy
observation in his post that sometimes the unhappy ending is more
that in mind, only one sequence in Jeepers Creepers 2 worked
for me - the opening, with the kid in the wheat field. There was
a nice, ominous vibe reminiscent of the final shot in the original
film going on. Maybe if the film had continued in this vein, Jeepers
Creepers 2 would have worked. Instead,
we get yet another substandard, needless sequel existing solely
to line producers pockets.
agree the effects were well executed, but they were pulled off
in service of a really bad film.
Some random advice for student filmmakers who might want to try
their hand at a film like this:
A close up of the grinning , fedora wearing monstrosity which
results in his looking like Fred Krueger genetically spliced with
Alfred E. Neuman isn't scary. Ever.
If your director is a convicted pedophile, do NOT allow him to
populate the film with teenage jocks taking their shirts off.
That's creepy for precisely the wrong reasons.
If the monster tears a hole in the roof of the bus your human
characters are trapped inside of, it's probably not a good idea
to have the characters launching into asinine philosophical debates
pertaining to who should live or die every ten minutes while standing
right beneath the SAME FUCKING HOLE! Corollary to this: It is
also inadvisable to have one of these random dipshits stick their
head out of the hole to see how things are going up there.
kid you not, I could swear I felt myself losing IQ points as this
film went on. The characters are idiots, there really isn't a
plot, and the resolution is hackneyed and ineffective.
physical presence of The Creeper himself- a terrific villian in
search of a much better franchise - earns this waste of space:
out of Ten Hopelessly Stupid Students