Thursday, January 01, 2004

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

If Lucio Fulci were alive today, he'd probably be Victor Salva. Both men specialize in films with dumb-as-dogshit screenplays redeemed, however partially, by surprisingly graceful visual styles. This film, while possessing nothing on the level of the awesome shot in the first Jeepers of the light shining through the hole in the cop's abdomen, has several impressively composed scenes (my favorite: two people talk in the foreground while a man barely visible in the background gets swooped away by the titular monster) that draw attention away from the lousy acting and the silly script. Of course, style can only go so far, and there's nothing underneath that would push this film to recommended status. But I'll still watch whatever Salva does next.

Grade: C+


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