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Fun but clumsy slasher horror,
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This review is from: Jeepers Creepers 2 [DVD]  (DVD)
Jeepers Creepers was a carefully paced exercise in tension and chills. For some reason, original director Victor Salva chose to go 'bigger and trashier' with this sequel, setting it on a bus-load of jocks with personality issues, and then setting the Creeper loose in a killing frenzy. As a result the characters are a great deal thinner as they don't get much development time. The Creeper mythology is broadened, with some interesting new ideas, but the kills have less impact and feel a little arbitrary. There's an interesting if slightly over-the-top revenge sub-plot in which he gets a new nemesis, and we get to see quite a bit more of the actual beastie. In all, it's a lively, fun, gory exercise, but it has less tension and heart than the original, and a less memorable cast. Also some of the characterisation elements are clumsily mishandled. Trashier, faster fun.