movie review | Terror does not exist in “Jeepers creepers: Reborn”

The Jeepers Creepers: Reborn shows a drop in quality. How did a franchise produced by the director of The Godfather become so devalued?

ever the story of Jeeper Creeper caused a sensation at movie premieresits first installment, in 2001, was a success in horror, and how can you not get excited about a story originally produced by the same director of The GodfatherFrancis Ford Coppola.

His second installment (2003) remained faithful to his principles and left a good impression on critics. Then, with the interquel in the year 2007which, like the other two, was written by Víctor Salva, the same resource is beginning to run out and the quality left much to be desired.

What is now, with Jeepers Creepers: Reborn, shows a drop in quality. How a franchise produced by the director of The Godfather did it depreciate that much? This film is a clear example of how to lower the level of a saga that complied with the most traditional standards of terror: scare.

The film, directed by Timo Vuorensola, is about Chase (a totally inexperienced Imran Adams), a fan of urban legends and ancient myths, and his partner Laine (Sydney Craven with a weak and insufficient performance), who incredulously accompanies his partner to the fields of Jackson, Louisiana, to participate in largest carnival of terror in the state. Obviously it was during the carnival that the Creeper demon reappeared (a kind of supernatural human that reveals the weak makeup and wardrobe work) in search of human flesh, Laine’s, to be more specific.

I would like to believe that the intention of the film was to make people laugh, a kind of unsuccessful parodywhich teased what was once the fearsome Creeper, but sadly isn’t. It’s not scary, it doesn’t build tension or suspense. and I would say that almost all the scenes are predictable. From rather poor acting to an illogical and uninteresting story, the film features unconvincing scenes: the Creeper destroying a light tower and the only thing that is interrupted is the Wifi, the demon himself waving as he breaks down the door, as if he found it funny, bodies that are obviously dolls, and low-quality gore.

It goes without saying that the movie can’t even be miles away of what was the trilogy of Jeepers Creepersand it is that technically, the relationship between this and the previous ones is practically non-existent.

Everything starts with a bad idea with a high budget, which could have been better used. It is not a scary movie so if you are looking for horror movies, this movie is not the best option.

Data sheet

Original title: Jeepers Creepers: Reborn

Theatrical release date: November 17

Direction: Timo Vuorensola

Screenplay: Sean Michael Argo

Cinematography: Sam Rowling

Cast: Sydney Craven, Imran Adams, Jarreau Benjamin, Matt Barkley, Peter Brooke

Producer: Infinity Films

Year: 2022

Duration: 88 minutes

Country: United States

Distribution: BF Distribution

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movie review | Terror does not exist in “Jeepers creepers: Reborn”