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Jeepers Creepers

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Cliched horror movie is violent and gory.

Movie R 2001 90 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+


Listen up: these movies are fairly PG-13 to be honest. The violence is described to be pretty gruesome, but the films are relatively tame. There is the usual bloodsplatter, dripping blood, occasional dead bodies. A lot of kills are partially off screen, and the other ones aren't that bad (the worst it gets is in the original in which a character gets their heart ripped out, but it looks very cheesy and pretty fake). Cursing wise, f--k and s--t are often used, and then there's the usual ass and damn. That's all for the current 5 movies.
age 13+

I love it it's great movie a classic

I liked it it's a bit more gory than Some other horror movies but it's a good movie I loved the movie a lot 10/10 swearing but other than that

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This is a pretty standard horror movie from the early 2000s, hearkening back to a time when no cellular telephone service hadn't become a horror movie cliche. Jeepers Creepers still has some scares in it, even if it gets increasingly cheesy as the movie goes on. There's a menace to it that creates a lot of tension, and the direction makes all the right moves, but the proverbial "big reveal" makes the whole thing seem more than a little ridiculous.

There's an awareness of the tropes and cliches, such as the classic "young adults from the city driving through the unsettling rural area," the mystic local, skeptical cops, and how the bad decisions of said young adults lead to the scary consequences. But having the awareness of these cliches while still using them isn't great moviemaking. The acting is good, for a horror movie, and while it's not as dated as so many other movies from the late '90s and early 2000s, it's also not a classic of the genre.

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