%%* AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9io1A5zA6M "Salvay's simply awesome horror score"]]
* FirstInstallmentWins: The original is generally seen as being much creepier than the sequel due to the lighting, atmosphere and other horror elements. The fact that the Creeper is shown more in the sequel also kills the scary factor somewhat. There are also other factors that make the sequel seem more like a generic teen horror film than the previous film. However, as mentioned on the sequel's page, it does have its fans.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: "You know that is you in forty years." [[spoiler:Darry, sadly, does not get to live that long.]]
* IAmNotShazam: Believe it or not, there are actually people who refer to the Creeper as "Jeepers Creepers."
* NauseaFuel: The gulping sounds the Creeper makes when he's swallowing something.
* OvershadowedByControversy: There are many who only know of the seriesís existence thanks to Victor Salva being a convicted pedophile.
* TheScrappy: Trish, for her treatment of Jezelle
** Jezelle herself, for having NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, with her psychic powers having no explanation or build up and only existing to be a plot device. So, Trish's treatment towards could be a TakeThatScrappy.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The Impala is supposed to be a stick shift (as evident in all interior shots). You can clearly see the real transmission (a steering wheel-mounted automatic) [[OffModel in several exterior shots]]. Whoops.
** There's a zipper visible on the back of the Creeper in one scene
* {{Squick}}: Many moments, but the Creeper pulling the tongue out of a decapitated head ''with his teeth'' definitely qualifies.
%%* UglyCute: For some, the Creeper.
* TheWoobie: Darry and Jezelle from the first film, and Minxie, Rhonda, Bucky and Jack Sr. from the second film.