directed by Timo Vuorensola, a Finnish director who has directed the sci-fi film “Iron Sky” and its sequels
In this film, the figure of the Creeper has become a byword for local residents and is considered a myth. Chase also has an obsession with this figure, until finally he faces his terror head on.
The majority of the scenes in Jeepers Creepers Reborn then take place in a legendary old house and make the characters go up and down the stairs, in and out of the room. It does feel tiring watching them, moreover the visuals in certain parts are striking. This reminds us of films made during a pandemic and on a limited budget. But the terror presented by the Creeper still provides horror and of course strength in this reboot.
Forced to travel with her boyfriend to a horror festival, Laine begins to experience disturbing visions associated with the urban legend of The Creeper. As the festival arrives and the blood-soaked entertainment builds to a frenzy, she becomes the center of it while something unearthly has been summoned.
Say what you will, the original Jeeper's Creepers films, especially the first one, were master classes in budget horror.
Everything that came after, hasn't lived up to the original. Jeepers Creepers Reborn, is, for my money, just another off the shelf, rather mediocre, knock off.
The story largely overlooks the factors that made the original film, so compellingly chilling. The slowly building tension, the gradual realisation that the pursuer is something worse than a garden house variety serial killer. In other words, the film "creeps" up on you.