Film / Jeepers Creepers 2

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Jeepers Creepers 2 is 2003 horror/monster movie, and the sequel to Jeepers Creepers.

A few days after the first film, a high school basketball team are returning from a tournament when their bus is disabled with a shuriken by the Creeper. As night falls, the high schoolers and their teachers begin to be slowly picked off one by one by the hungry monster. Meanwhile a local farmer is out for revenge after his youngest son was seized and devoured by the Creeper.


This film provides examples of:

  • Asshole Victim: No one is going to miss Scott.
  • Audience Surrogate: Bucky.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Jack Jr. is just as hellbent on avenging his little brother's death as their father is. He also didn't hesitate to give chase when Billy called out for him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Jack Sr. turns up to save the day at the end.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: After the Creeper regenerates his head, he turns and looks right at the audience.
  • The Cameo: Darry appears in Minxie's visions.
  • Cool Old Guy: Jack Taggart Sr., who is absolutely determined to hunt down and slaughter the monster that killed his youngest son.
  • Creepy Crows: Crows are also present whenever the Creeper is around in the sequel.
  • Death by Pragmatism: Double Subversion for Scott. He vacillates back and forth on a variety of self-serving plans trying to figure out if it's safer to stay on the bus or make a break for it. Inevitably, the plan he finally decides on benefits everyone but him.
  • Death by Racism: Scott, although his racism is only implied.
  • Decoy Protagonist:
    • Jack Sr., who is only in the film for about twenty minutes and doesn't do much until the ending. His name isn't even mentioned.
    • Scotty also initially seems to be set up as a main lead character for the students' story arc, despite being an unlikable Jerk Jock and eventual Asshole Victim.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Mac.
  • Eye Scream: The Creeper himself gets a javelin right through the eye, and sticking out the back of his head.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Scotty, who thinks he's the main protagonist of the sequel, while he's nothing but a racist and homophobic Jerk Jock and an Asshole Victim.
  • Giving Them the Strip: Jack Jr.'s jacket gets pinned to the seat of the pickup when the Creeper hurls a harpoon back at its source, so he slides out of his jacket to get back behind the wheel.
  • Harpoon Gun: Used by Jack Sr.
  • Hate Sink: If Scotty wasn't a Decoy Protagonist, he would be this.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Jack Sr., after his youngest son is taken. He eventually snaps out of it and goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Idiot Ball: Held firmly by a good number of the students throughout the entire movie.
  • Infant Immortality: Averted — The very first thing we see is a young child being snatched away. However, his actual death isn't depicted on-screen.
  • It's Personal: After having his youngest son, Billy, killed by the Creeper, Jack Sr. is utterly determined to track down and kill it. His older son, Jack Jr., also wants to avenge the death of his brother.
  • Jerk Jock: Scott, who, in addition to being a Jerkass to absolutely everyone (including his own girlfriend), is very heavily implied to be racist and homophobic. No prizes for guessing what his eventual fate is.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: Done when the protagonists are running away from The Creeper. Subverted when the guy who suggested it is the only one to do it and is promptly caught.
  • Macgyvering: Jack Sr.'s Improvised Weapon is cobbled together from a harpoon, a winch, and a heavy duty post-driver.
  • Meaningful Background Event:
    • As the other characters look away, the audience witnesses the Coach suddenly get snatched by the Creeper into the sky, leaving only his flare behind.
    • Before the Creeper jumps on the front of the bus, you can see the silhouette of the Creeper behind the back door.
  • Nominal Hero: Due to way he is being showcased in this film, Scott is a Decoy Protagonist example before ending up as an Asshole Victim.
  • Numbered Sequels
  • Off with His Head!: The Creeper traps a student with his wings and beheads him, leaving his body still twitching for a few seconds before collapsing. The Creeper then consumes the head in order to grow himself a new one.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • At the beginning, Billy gets one when he looks at one of the scarecrow's feet and sees claws...
    • When the students finally venture out of the bus, and one of them looks up to see the Creeper hovering in the skies above them.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Deaundre "Double D" Davis and Andy "Bucky" Buck.
  • Precision F-Strike: Jack Jr. delivers one when he really needs to get his father's attention.
    Just get the fuck outta there!
  • Psychic Powers: Minxie develops them, and is plagued with dreams/visions of Darry telling her about the nature of the Creeper.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Jack Sr. and his older son go on one after the Creeper takes Billy.
  • Say My Name:
    • "BILLY!"
    • "SCOTTY!"
  • Scary Scarecrows: The Creeper disguises himself as one in Jack Sr.'s cornfield. Which is creepy as hell.
  • Shout-Out: Jack Sr.'s original line when stabbing the Creeper was "From hell's heart I stab at thee!" The test audience laughed at it though, so it was axed.
  • Stealth Pun: Izzy — Or isn't he?
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Double Subversion — After much consideration, the students decide to get off the bus and make a run for it. Then they see the Creeper. They all try to get back on the bus, but can't because the one person who stayed on locked them out. So they go with their original plan and run away.
  • Tempting Fate: Two of the jocks make fun of the Creeper's wings. Guess what happens to them.
  • Vertical Kidnapping: The Creeper does this a few times early on.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We never find out the final fate of Rhonda, as well as Kimball and the rest of the students (unnamed) who fled from the Creeper after leaving the bus.

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