Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Turns into a grab-bag freak show as desperate as it is arbitrary.
  2. Works up a reasonably delicious tingle.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Good, ghoulish fun.
  4. 67
    If "The Others" is this year's paean to “quiet” horror, then Jeepers Creepers is its down 'n' dirty, punk rock, rip-your-throat-out-and-feed-it-to-you bastard child.
  5. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    The movie is good enough to put a chill into the late-summer air. Salva has nasty surprises in the grim, minor-key last third, during which the feeling dawns on you that sleep for the next few nights won't come easily.
  6. After introducing a provocative opening, the movie settles in for some pretty cheap scare effects, as well as by-the-numbers computer graphic imagery for the actual marauder.
  7. The story (what there is of it) doesn't make much sense, but this is a very scary horror thriller that should keep you either on the edge of your seat or halfway under it.
  8. Salva's view of the universe is bleak, but he communicates it with scary sincerity.
  9. As stylish as it is grisly, Jeepers Creepers has cult film written all over it, and it's not for nothing that Francis Ford Coppola has been a staunch Victor Salva mentor.
  10. 40
    Gets off to a great start and then simply shuts down, like an awesome vintage car on an ambitious road trip.
  11. Horror fans will still find it worthwhile. The ending is also a nice twist on the slasher genre.
  12. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    It does survive its 40-minute test drive before turning into a lemon.
  13. It may stir you, it may make you laugh. I am of the stirred variety. I do not want to meet this guy in the dark, though I've been meeting him in my dreams for years. We all have.
  14. Salva spins a backwoods serial killer setup into something really scary.
  15. 60
    It's a shame that Jeepers Creepers cops out -- as American genre movies have been doing for years -- and plays it safe with an F/X-heavy creature that no one would believe in a thousand years.
  16. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    40
    Emerges as the most conventional and least imaginative of the recent crop of high-class fright movies that includes "The Others," "Session 9" and "Wendigo."
  17. The first half-hour of Jeepers Creepers is so frightening that it's almost a relief when the movie subsequently collapses into silliness.
  18. This tripe, however, isn't worth your time or our ink.
  19. 83
    Balancing homage with creativity, the picture is tight, stylishly filmed, clever and, importantly, scary.
  20. Plays like an amateur debut effort written over a weekend during which its writer wasn't entirely sober.
  21. The first half-hour of this movie is sensational, creating an atmosphere of dread that any horror master would envy.
  22. 40
    Salva falls back on dull, jumbled action and an awkward subplot as he lurches toward a sequel.
  23. A standard-issue, ineptly executed serving of the genre's staples, from skeptical cops to an all-knowing psychic.
  24. Reviewed by: Loren King
    38
    The limp script actually has the characters spout ''Let's get outta here!'' more than once. Or maybe that's just a wise member of the audience talking.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 109 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 55
  2. Negative: 15 out of 55
  1. RickyM.
    Oct 18, 2009
    10
    An instant horror classic one of the best of its kind Creepy intelligent suspenseful and scary a refreshing story as well.
  2. Apr 17, 2015
    6
    I really like the Creeper, I think it is a good horror movie, very sick, but I went to see more in the movie. Anyway, The story is a reallyI really like the Creeper, I think it is a good horror movie, very sick, but I went to see more in the movie. Anyway, The story is a really horror story, level Stephen King. Full Review »
  3. Jan 8, 2015
    7
    This was recommended to me by countless people, and I saw it on Netflix, so I gave it a go. This movie wasn't even close to being scary, whichThis was recommended to me by countless people, and I saw it on Netflix, so I gave it a go. This movie wasn't even close to being scary, which was kinda disappointing, but I thought it had a cool villain and storyline, and it was just an extremely entertaining movie. It had some plot issues, but this movie was still really fun to watch. Full Review »