Film Reviews, Short Review

Jeepers Creepers (2001)

2.5/4

What’s scarier? When you only get a glimpse of the monster, in flashes of darkness and shadow, or when you see him fully in the light, every gory detail? Horror always functions best when working on the unknown, and for much of its first act Jeepers Creepers does just that, with director Victor Salva (who, I should point out, is a terrible human being) crafting a solidly creepy tension machine. Then, our stalker, who up until this point had only been glimpsed from afar, is revealed in full and…it’s not that scary. The rest of the film leaves just a fairly predictable gorefest of cliché and exposition. But hey, that first half-hour!

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