Jeepers Creepers 2
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|Jeepers Creepers 2|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Victor Salva|
|Produced by||Tom Luse|
|Written by||Victor Salva|
and Jonathan Breck
|Music by||Bennett Salvay|
|Cinematography||Don E. FauntLeRoy|
|Editing by||Ed Marx|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release dates||August 29, 2003|
|Running time||104 minutes|
Jeepers Creepers 2 is a 2003 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva, produced by American Zoetrope, Capitol Films, Myriad Pictures and distributed by United Artists, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer division. The film is a sequel to the 2001 horror film Jeepers Creepers.
On November 14, 2013 STYD reported that filming had begun on the upcoming sequel Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral. Victor Salva teased that fans may finally get some closure from the film.
Three days after the events of the first film Billy Taggart (Shaun Fleming) assists his father by erecting scarecrows in the corn field. When one of the scarecrows suddenly comes to life, Billy inspects it and notices clawed feet. He runs back towards the farm to call for help, only for the scarecrow to intercept him. As his father, Jack Taggart Sr. (Ray Wise), and his older brother, Jack Taggart Jr. (Luke Edwards), get closer, the scarecrow leaps into the air with Billy, and flies off into the sky. Jack Sr. and Jr. watch, helpless and stunned.
The following day ("Day 23"), a school bus carrying a high school basketball team and cheerleaders back from the state championships suffers a blowout. On closer inspection, the tire has been torn apart by a hand-crafted weapon made of bone fragments. Back on the Taggart farm, Jack finds a small knife left by the scarecrow, which is actually "The Creeper", with the help of their dog. When his father inspects the knife it inexplicably flies out of his hand and into a nearby lamp.
As the team and the school staff wait for assistance at the roadside, Big K sees something fly through the sky overhead. His teammates dismiss this as a flock of birds and laugh at him. With the bus back on the road Minxie (Nicki Aycox), has a vision of Darry Jenner (Justin Long), the victim from the first film; as well as Billy Taggart, both warning her of The Creeper's presence. She then sees how the Creeper blew the tire which in effect strands them alongside the road for a second time. They manage to flag down a passing car, whose occupants say they will notify the authorities further along the way. As one of the coaches, Charlie Hanna, is laying flares on the road, the Creeper grabs him, and flies off with him, though nobody sees it.
The bus driver, Betty Borman, becomes worried and says everyone needs to get back on the bus. Once everyone is back on the bus, the Creeper swoops down and flies off with Betty. When coach Dwayne Barnes comes back to the bus and asks Jake what he saw, he responds by saying "She flew away." After having an argument with one of the players coach Barnes is grabbed by the Creeper himself. The teammates tries frantically to save their coach but the Creeper manages to fly off with him anyway. Scotty comes back on the bus, with his coach's blood on his face. Back at the Taggart farm, Jack Sr. listens in on police reports and hears about two abductions. He then calls his son and decides to go out and investigate.
On the bus, Scotty debates with the others on whether they should leave the bus or not, but ends up getting into an argument with a teammate, Deaundre "Double D" Davis. The Creeper returns to the bus, and signals which student he will attack next. After the Creeper leaves, Minxie collapses, and she sees Darry again, who says that for every 23rd spring the creeper gets to eat for 23 days. Minxie informs the group, telling them that its last visit was purely to pick which people to take.
En route to the bus, the Taggarts finds the car from one of the passers-by that has crashed into a tree. The occupants are missing, with the roof having been peeled off. He radios the students, who are ecstatic about imminent rescue. This is short-lived as the Creeper manages to punch through the roof of the bus and grabs Andy "Bucky" Buck by the head. One of the students manages to impale the Creeper through its head but the Creeper pulls the weapon out, and in the process rips off a portion of its head. When the Creeper tries to fly away he falls back down, smashing all the windows of the bus while crash landing on top the roof. The students see its lifeless body on the roof and despite believing it to be dead, it wraps one of its wings around Dante and decapitates him for a head switching. Assuming it is better to leave the bus, the students step onto the road. The Creeper returns, chasing them across the field. The Creeper kills Jake by hitting him in the head with a shuriken and then pins Scotty to a tree with a knife. Scotty informs his friends that he's sorry, and they manage to finally free him only to have the Creeper swoop down and fly off with him, and leaving his girlfriend hysterical.
Bucky and two other students get back to the bus, but the Creeper grabs Bucky by the head. When Taggart arrives with Jack Jr. and Minxie, who they managed to find along the way, he spears the Creeper using a harpoon-like weapon he equipped his truck with. However the Creeper is not killed, and he removes the harpoon from its torso, and throws it back towards the truck and almost impales Taggart's son in the process. Taggart reloads the weapon, and once again spears the Creeper, but in the process the Creeper destroys Taggart's truck, however the weapon is left intact.
Double D, Rhonda, and Izzy find a truck they saw earlier, but the driver is missing, presumebly killed by the Creeper. Izzy and Rhonda get in the truck, but Double D's side of the door wont open. The Creeper flies overhead and the three quickly drive away with Double D in the back of the truck. Double D, managed to shoot it with a flare gun but the Creeper continues its chase. Izzy then drives the truck off the road and back onto the fields and pushes Rhonda out of the truck. With the Creeper only inches away from Double D, Izzy suddenly stops the truck, causing the Creeper to crash into the rear windshield and flips the truck over. With an injured leg Double D crawls back to the truck, but it suddenly explodes; the Creeper awakens and chases after D to recover from its wounds. The Creeper pins D down, but before it can attack him, Taggart, his son and the students from the bus arrive, shooting it in the head with a harpoon. Taggart then repeatedly stabs it, prompting the Creeper to glare at him as its face closes. Minxie explains that "its time ran out" after the 23 days, not because it is dead as Taggart assumes.
Twenty-three years later, a group of teenagers drive to Taggart's farm. They are greeted by Jack Taggart Jr., with the scar on his nose from his encounter with the Creeper. Leading them into the barn, the lifeless Creeper is tied to the barn wall. An elderly Taggart Sr. is sitting in an armchair looking at the Creeper, armed with a harpoon gun. The teenagers ask when he killed it, and he replies "about 23 years ago". When asked if he's waiting for something, Taggart looks up at the Creeper and says "About three more days, give or take a day or two."
- Ray Wise as Jack Taggart, Sr.
- Nicki Aycox as Minxie Hayes
- Garikayi Mutambirwa as Deaundre "Double D" Davis
- Eric Nenninger as Scott Braddock
- Marieh Delfino as Rhonda Truitt
- Diane Delano as Bus Driver Betty Borman
- Thom Gossom, Jr. as Coach Charlie Hanna
- Billy Aaron Brown as Andy "Bucky" Buck
- Lena Cardwell as Chelsea Farmer
- Al Santos as Dante Belasco
- Travis Schiffner as Izzy Bohen
- Kasan Butcher as Kimball "Big K" Ward
- Josh Hammond as Jake Spencer
- Tom Tarantini as Coach Dwayne Barnes
- Drew Tyler Bell as Jonny Young
- Luke Edwards as Jack Taggart, Jr.
- Justin Long as Darius "Darry" Jenner (cameo)
- Jonathan Breck as The Creeper
- Shaun Fleming as Billy Taggart
Jeepers Creepers 2 opened in 3,124 theaters and had a U.S. domestic gross of US$ 35,667,218. Other international takings were $27,435,448, the worldwide gross being $63,102,666, slightly higher than the original.
- Nomination - Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
- Nomination - Saturn Award Best Horror Film
- Nomination - Motion Picture Sound Editors: Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in a Feature Film (David Bondelevitch and Victor Salva)
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