By Jim Agnew | August 25, 2003

“Jeepers Creepers 2” is your basic horror film. Take a group of extremely annoying, yet good-looking teenagers, put them in the middle of nowhere, and off them one by one. It’s the standard horror film formula that has worked time and time again and that’s why “Jeepers Creepers 2” is so much fun.

This time around, our villain, the Creeper, has morphed into a bat-like-winged-killing-machine (in Jeepers Creepers he was more like some man/car/monster thingy) that needs to feed on…you guessed it…humans. For some reason or another, the Creeper feeds for 23 days every 23 years. So when a busload of high school kids get stuck out in the middle of nowhere, you know what’s on this evening’s menu?

Director and writer Victor Salva (Jeepers Creepers, “Powder”) knows this isn’t anything other than a slasher movie and dispenses the humor and the gore on equal levels. The kids are idiots, they do dumb things and it’s fun to watch them pay for their cinematic stupidity (played nicely by a group of unknown teen actors).

Throw in a psychic cheerleader, a mean, dumb jock, a sensitive gay kid, a nerd and a crazy old man named Jack Taggart (the wonderful Ray Wise), who arrives just in the nick of time with his homemade harpoon gun and you’ve pretty much got the makings of B-movie classic.

“Jeepers Creepers 2” is bad, stupid and dumb, and that’s also what makes it so good.

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