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"JEEPERS CREEPERS 2"
(2003) (Jonathan Breck, Ray Wise) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
*Minor Extreme Heavy *Extreme Moderate
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Mild Extreme Extreme None Extreme
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Minor Minor Moderate Moderate Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Horror: A father seeks revenge on the monster that killed his son, all while a group of high school students must evade its attacks while trapped in a broken down school bus on a desolate country road at night.
PLOT:
Every 23 years, a deadly, winged creature known as The Creeper (JONATHAN BRECK) emerges from the Earth and feeds for 23 days. On the twenty-second, farmer Jack Taggart (RAY WISE) loses his young son to the monster and vows to get his revenge along with his older son, Jack Jr. (LUKE EDWARDS).

As they plot their course of action, the Creeper targets a busload of high school athletes, their coaches and a few cheerleaders who are returning from a championship outing. Disabling the bus on a desolate country road by flattening some of its tires, the Creeper awaits darkness to pick out its potential victims.

Among them are Coaches Charlie Hanna (THOM GOSSOM, JR.) and Dwayne Barnes (TOM TARANTINI) and bus driver Betty (DIANE DELANO). They try to protect the likes of cheerleaders Minxie (NICKI AYCOX) and Rhonda (MARIEH DELFINO), along with members of the basketball team including "D" (GARIKAYI MUTAMBIRWA), Scott (ERIC NENNINGER), Izzy (TRAVIS SCHIFFNER), Dante (AL SANTOS), Jake (JOSH HAMMOND) and equipment manager Bucky (BILLY AARON BROWN).

As the night grows dark, however, their actions seem for naught as the Creeper picks off his victims one by one, all while terrorizing the others. With the Taggarts on the way and Minxie having dreams that inform them of what's occurring, the trapped students try to avoid becoming the Creeper's next victim.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of the first film, horror movies of its ilk, or someone in the cast, it's a good bet they will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For horror violence and language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • JONATHAN BRECK plays the winged and demonic creature that attacks and kills various people.
  • RAY WISE plays the farmer who vows vengeance on the Creeper after it kills his son.
  • LUKE EDWARDS plays his older son who assists him.
  • GARIKAYI MUTAMBIRWA plays one of the athletes who tries to stay alive while putting up with Scott and his attitude.
  • ERIC NENNINGER plays the homophobic and possibly racist athlete who's only looking out for himself and doesn't like Izzy since he thinks he's gay. He uses strong profanity.
  • NICKI AYCOX plays the cheerleader who has psychic like dreams that inform her (and thus the others) about what's happening.
  • TRAVIS SCHIFFNER plays another player with a chip on his shoulder. He uses strong profanity.
  • BILLY AARON BROWN plays the equipment manager who uses strong profanity while under duress.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a quick look at the content found in this R-rated horror film. Profanity consists of at least 40 "f" words, while other expletives and colorful phrases are uttered. Violence consists of a demonic-looking monster stalking, chasing and killing various people.

    While most of the deaths occur off-screen, some of that violence does have bloody and gory results (including a decapitation and other graphic wounds). Those scenes and much of the overall film (including many "jump scenes") might be unsettling, suspenseful and/or scary to viewers, particularly younger ones and those with low tolerance levels for such horror-based mayhem.

    A few characters briefly smoke and some drug references are made, while various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes. Beyond that, a father must deal with the death of his son. If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • There's no actual use, but the following drug and alcohol references are made:
  • We hear someone on a police radio channel asking if someone's burning a marijuana field tonight (referring to wild-sounding reports coming in).
  • After Minxie tells the others the details about the Creeper (based on a dream), Scotty sarcastically tells her, "Clean out your bong."
  • A girl comments that when people get scared, their real persona comes out, just like when they're drunk.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • We hear the sound of many of the male athletes urinating together.
  • Minxie has a dream where she sees a boy with a bloody head wound.
  • A boy in a dream has a bloody head wound in his hair along with blood on his face, neck and clothes.
  • We see a dried belly button in the middle of a homemade throwing star fashioned by the Creeper.
  • Scotty has another person's blood on his face.
  • The Creeper sniffs out his next victims and then licks the door with his gross-looking tongue.
  • We see a guy with no eyes (and bloody holes) in a dream.
  • We see the Creeper with a javelin sticking through its head (and out its eye socket on one side). It then pulls the pole back and forth through its head (complete with squishy sounds and some gore) as it tries to remove it. We then hear it yank the pole out and then see it land on the ground with a big chunk of the Creeper's head still around it. We then see the Creeper with a great part of its head missing (with resultant gore).
  • The Creeper's wing suddenly grabs and completely wraps up a student. Others struggle with the wing that then pulls the student up and then drops his flailing, headless body back into the bus (with gory results).
  • The Creeper yanks off its own, damaged head and then has another human severed one come up through its neck hole and into place (with gory results).
  • The Creeper grabs another student by the head (with slightly bloody results) through the top of the bus.
  • A young man has some blood on his face.
  • D has blood on his head, spits out some more, and has a bloody leg wound.
  • The Creeper has an extra opening in its nose that opens and closes as he smells (and looks gross).
  • We see that the Creeper's arm and leg are gone (following a truck wreck, with some mild gore).
  • Taggart fires another harpoon through the Creeper's head. He then proceeds to stab the Creeper repeatedly with a large pole (we see some blood splattering and on the Creeper, but don't see the impact).
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Scott is a homophobe who doesn't like Izzy due to rumors of him being gay (there's talk of him sneaking into a gay bar and a comment is made about "Izzy" meaning "Is he or isn't he (gay)").
  • Izzy (who's white) bitterly and accusingly states that he has the wrong skin color to get equal play on the team (coached by a black man).
  • Scotty calls D "bro" (prompting D, who's black, to say he knows Scotty wants to call him by other name).
  • Taggart doesn't call the police for help for the trapped students, as he wants his own personal revenge on the Creeper.
  • Scotty wants to throw out those previously chosen by the Creeper so as not to endanger those not chosen.
  • Several students don't want Bucky in the bus with them, as he's one of the Creeper's chosen ones.
  • Izzy admits to trying to hotwire a truck sometime in the past.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence," "Blood/Gore" and "Jump Scenes" might be unnerving, suspenseful or even scary to viewers, particularly younger ones and/or those with low tolerance levels for such material.
  • The overall situation of the students being trapped on the bus and having repeated deadly encounters with the Creeper (which makes up most of the film) might be suspenseful and/or scary to some viewers. In addition, the demonic appearance of the Creeper might be unsettling or scary to some viewers.
  • As a boy sets up scarecrows in the cornfield, he sees one of their heads turn away after looking at him. He then slowly approaches the motionless figure, finally noting its talon-like feet. He slowly backs away and then runs as we see it hop down and chase after him. He screams for his brother and dad who race out into the cornfield. They then chase after the Creeper as it drags the boy through the cornfield (with him screaming) before taking flight and disappearing into the sky.
  • A teenager, carrying a rifle and with his dog, slowly makes his way through a cornfield.
  • Minxie suddenly looks possessed and has weird looking eyes (as she goes into a dream state).
  • After a close encounter with the Creeper, a student slowly peers through a gaping hole in the bus's ceiling.
  • A student slowly sticks their head up through a hole in the bus to find out what landed on the roof.
  • Students must pass beneath the Creeper's large, motionless wing that's now down inside the bus.
  • Many students go racing through a field at night as the Creeper flies after them.
  • Izzy drives a pickup truck as fast as he can, all while the Creeper flies after them and D who's in the pickup's bed.
  • The Creeper tries to fly, but instead just leaps across a field as it comes after an injured student who tries to crawl away.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Rifle/Flare gun: Carried by various characters and/or used to attack the Creeper.
  • Homemade throwing stars/knives: Used by the Creeper to kill various people and disable a school bus.
  • Homemade harpoons: Used by Taggart to attack the Creeper.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "What the f*ck /are you looking at/is that supposed to mean/was it?" "Big f*cking wings," "F*cking stupid," "I'm close to peeing my f*cking pants," "You gotta be f*cking kidding me," "F*ck you," "F*cker," "Get the f*ck out of there," "Eat sh*t," "Bullsh*t," "Piece of sh*t," "Holy sh*t," "Sh*tty," "Swinging d*ck," "Screw around," "My ass," "You little asshole," "You little butt sniff," "Kick your ass," "Shut up," "What in the hell would you call that?" "Sharp as a son of a bitch," "You suck so bad," "Piss," "Jock strap boy," "Get your ass back on the bus," "Losers," "Sweet ass," "What the..?" "Screwed up," "Idiot," "Frickin'" "We're screwed right?" and "Sorry ass."
  • One of the guys gives "the finger" to another guy.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • The Creeper suddenly jumps down in front of a boy.
  • Accompanied by sudden music, a knife ends up through a lampshade.
  • Sudden music and the sight and sound of birds suddenly taking flight might startle some viewers.
  • An adult is suddenly yanked off a road and into the sky (and presumably killed). Moments later, another adult is similarly yanked into the air (both occur at night after their school bus is disabled).
  • The Creeper's face is suddenly at the bus door.
  • Sudden music and a quick visual might startle some viewers.
  • The Creeper's hand suddenly comes down through the bus's roof.
  • The Creeper suddenly shows up.
  • The bus's windows suddenly all shatter and blow out when the Creeper lands hard on the roof.
  • The Creeper's wing suddenly grabs and completely wraps up a student.
  • The Creeper's wing suddenly moves.
  • A sudden truck explosion might startle some viewers.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of suspenseful and scary music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 40 "f" words, 14 "s" words, 2 slang terms for male genitals ("d*ck" and "c*ck" - the latter is repeated several times in a victory chant, but is presumably referring to part of the team's name), 1 slang term using female genitals ("p*ssy"), 10 asses (3 used with "hole"), 7 hells, 3 damns, 2 S.O.B.s, 4 uses of "Jesus Christ," "2 of "G-damn" and 1 use each of "Oh God" and "Oh my God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • A student shows some cleavage.
  • SMOKING
  • The coach catches the three cheerleaders smoking, and we then see that the bus driver was smoking with them.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Taggart and his son must deal with the youngest son's death and Taggart first reacts in shock and then vengeful anger to that.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • How people react under stressful conditions.
  • Homophobia.
  • Vengeance.
  • VIOLENCE
  • The creeper grabs a boy and then drags him along by his head through a cornfield before taking flight and presumably killing the boy.
  • The Creeper throws a homemade throwing star of sorts that blows out a school bus's tire (we don't see the impact).
  • A bus driver cuts her hand on the Creeper's homemade throwing star (no blood).
  • Minxie has a dream where she sees a boy with a bloody head wound and then the Creeper racing toward her school bus and throwing one of its throwing stars at it (back in the real world, another one hits another tire, blowing it out).
  • An adult is suddenly yanked off a road and into the sky (and presumably killed). Moments later, another adult is similarly yanked into the air (both occur at night after their school bus is disabled).
  • The Creeper grabs a guy with its talons and tries to pull him off the bus as others struggle to hold onto him (they lose at it flies away with the guy).
  • Scotty pushes Izzy backwards and has his hand around his throat.
  • The Creeper violently throttles the bus's back door.
  • Taggart and his son come across a car crash scene. The car has crashed into a tree and its roof has been peeled back by the Creeper, but there's no sign of the driver.
  • The Creeper's hand suddenly comes down through the bus's roof and grabs a student by the head. Others struggle to hold onto him, while a girl twice jabs a sharp javelin up through the hole and into the Creeper, piercing it both times (the second goes through its head).
  • The bus's windows all shatter and blow out when the Creeper lands hard on the roof.
  • The Creeper's wing suddenly grabs and completely wraps up a student. Others struggle with the wing that then pulls the student up and then drops his flailing, headless body back into the bus (with gory results).
  • The Creeper yanks off its own, damaged head and then has another human severed one come up through its neck hole and into place (with gory results).
  • D pushes Scotty back and pins him against the bus wall.
  • The Creeper flings a throwing star at one student, hitting him in the head and killing him. The Creeper then throws a knife that impales another student's arm to a tree. Others try to remove the knife that's embedded in both the arm and tree, but can't get it out (and it causes the victim a great deal of pain). The Creeper then sweeps in, knocks the others down and flies off with his victim.
  • The Creeper grabs another student by the head (with slightly bloody results) through the top of the bus.
  • Taggart fires a self-made harpoon into the Creeper that then tries to fly away. The attached cable then starts to yank their truck around the street. Moments later, the harpoon flies back at the truck and goes through its windshield, nearly hitting Jack, Jr. Taggart then fires another shot that similarly impales the Creeper. It's not dead, however, and the attached cable (that goes through a bus) then goes taut, rips the bus apart and then flips Taggart's truck over, injuring him.
  • Izzy purposefully pushes a girl from a truck as they drive across a field (to save her from what he's about to do) and then causes the truck to flip over several times, sending him and D tumbling into the field and injuring the Creeper.
  • The Creeper (minus an arm and leg), grabs a student and pins him to the ground where the two then struggle.
  • Taggart fires another harpoon through the Creeper's head. He then proceeds to stab the Creeper repeatedly with a large pole (we see some blood splattering and on the Creeper, but don't see the impact).



  • Reviewed August 26, 2003 / Posted August 29, 2003

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