On a desolated country highway Darry (Justin Long) and his sister Trish (Gina Philips) are nearly run off the road by The Creeper (Jonathan Breck) in an old beat up truck.
Later they spot The Creeper and see what appears to be a body wrapped in a sheet being thrown down a sewer pipe.
Darry insists that they check it out.
At the bottom of the sewer Darry finds hundreds of dead bodies.
Darry and Trish now become targets of an evil far more unspeakable and unstoppable than they ever imagined.
Rest of the cast includes Patricia Belcher and Eileen Brennan.
When I first saw the previews for Jeepers Creepers I thought the movie looked terrible and the tagline what's eating you? Didn't help matters much.
With nothing to do one night I gave Jeepers Creepers a chance with rather low expectations.
It got off to a fast start and pretty much never let up, it was full of suspense and jolts.
The biggest complaint I hear about Jeepers Creepers, is when we find out who and what the Creeper is.
I do agree that it did hurt the movie a bit. Even when we find out the Creeper is some supernatural demon I was fine with that.
But once he started sprouting wings and when we get a good look at The Creeper that hurt the movie.
The first half of the movie, The Creeper was kept hidden we didn't really see much of him and that worked.
Still with that said Writer/Director Victor Salva does a great job.
The movie was well written and his directing was right on the money.
Salva showed great potential as horror filmmaker, but dropped the ball with Jeepers Creepers 2.
Justin Long and Gina Philips both give great performances.
Despite the 2nd half of Jeepers Creepers, it's still a fun movie that delivers the goods.