Written by Scotty
Heading back home during Spring Break was one of the highlights of my college years. Getting to have fresh cooked meals and someone to wait on me was, well how can I say it, fantastic. Even though I am sure that I abused this more than once in my youth, I would hope that my kids would do the same thing since I would miss them when they are not around every day. Wanting to catch up and find out what is really happening in one’s life is very important for families and that should always be the case.
Trish and Darry are heading back home for spring break. Darry has everything he owns clothes wise loaded into the back of the car. Although Trish does not see the point of this, Darry believes that his mother will enjoy doing his laundry, since he has a special smell, all of his own. During the drive, the two start talking about Mom and if she seemed ok on the phone when they last spoke. Trish believes that there is something wrong with their mother, but Darry does not seem to know what she is talking about.
In the middle of the conversation, a truck flies up in their rearview mirror from out of nowhere. Honking its horn and trying to get the kids out of the way, it eventually passes the siblings, but not without a fight. Thinking that it is some sort of crazy country boy out for a good time, Trish and Darry pay it no mind, but further down the road, they pass the truck again and see the driver throwing something that looks like bodies down a chute. Knowing that they have seen something they should not, they speed off down the road, but the driver of the truck has much more power at his disposal and catches up with them in no time. Running the kids off the road, the truck continues on its merry way, but Darry gets the dangerous idea of going back and finding out what was really being put down the chute.
Heading back to the old church, Darry tries to climb down the chute, but ends up falling in. Finding a plethora of bodies that seem to be preserved, he goes into a state of shock and will not tell his sister what he really saw. Finding a diner down the road, the two call the police to file a report, but the officers have a hard time believing the story as the church that the brother and sister have just left is burning to the ground. Receiving a strange call while at the diner, Darry is told that something has found his scent and he is the next target. And if he hears one specific song, he will need to get away from the area he is at as fast as he can. Thinking the woman on the other end of the phone is just crazy, Darry and Trish try to let the conversation go, but when returning to the car, Darry’s clothes have been scattered all over the place and he is starting to believe that his life might be in danger.
Jeepers Creepers follows Trish and Darry, brother and sister as they are heading home for spring break. Thinking there is little to stand in their way, except the long drive, they are having a good time razing each other to keep themselves occupied. But there is something dangerous on the road and an old folklore tale could be chasing them down. Thinking that it was just made up to keep the drivers on the road to pay attention, Darry finds out first hand that the tales are true. Finding a hiding place for many bodies, Darry has to convince the world that he knows something that nobody else does. After receiving a call when being held up in a diner, Darry discovers that he is next on the plate for whatever evil is haunting the road and needs to escape before he is the creature's next meal. Although his sister does not believe in this, she is starting to see and hear the stories and recognizing that her brother may in fact be in danger from whatever is stalking them and will do anything in her power to keep him safe.
Just a fun horror movie overall. Full of action, deception and a little bit of blood, this story brings the fear of the unknown to life. I love the aspect of an old folklore tale being true, since overall, it has to be based off of something that actually happened. With a solid storyline in place, and some great young actors that did not know how to overact yet, I do think that this is a great movie that, although will not keep you guessing who the bad guy is, will keep you at the edge of your seat, waiting to see what happens next. Stay Scared.