“Jeepers Creepers: Reborn” is a 2022 horror movie and the fourth instalment in the “Jeepers Creepers” series. This one stars Sydney Craven (EastEnders), Imran Adams (Hollyoaks), Peter Brooker (Wonder Woman 1984), and Jarreau Benjamin (Red Devil) as the creeper.
A young couple go to a horror convention because the boyfriend wants to, and the girlfriend reluctantly goes with him. The couple wins a grand prize at the convention where they get to stay a night at the creepers house with a film crew. Unkown to them, it’s been 23 years and once again the creeper is back to feast. They’ve been set up by members of the town for the creeper to feast on them. Specifically, the girlfriend since she is pregnant, and the creeper wants her baby.
There was a lot of hype for this one when it was announced. It’s been five years since the third one and twenty-one years since the original. The first one is a classic, and the second one, though not as good as the first, is still pretty good. I haven’t watched the third one in the series, but with a new “Jeepers Creepers” out, I knew I had to watch this one. It has received a ton of hate with a measly score of 2.5/10 on IMDb.
There’s a lot to unpack here. As a stand-alone horror movie, it’s not too bad. There is a lot worse out there. As one of the Jeepers Creeper movies, I can see why people are hating on it. There’s a lot of reasons. First off it seems pretty low budget, which for a horror movie that isn’t uncommon, but the first two in the series aren’t. So, compared to them, that’s pretty bad. Secondly the acting is terrible, but that normally comes with a low budget film. Third, is the creeper himself. Which I think is the main reason it’s being hated on, for me personally anyway. They changed the actor who plays him. The new creeper looks horrible, a low budget order off wish creeper. The original actually looks like a creature. This one looks like a latex costume. Plus, he looks and seems smaller, not at all intimidating and badass like the original. I feel like I could take this creeper in a fight. Now again, if you watch it as a stand-alone horror movie, it’s okay, but in the creeper franchise, it is awful. I am a little disappointed myself, I was hoping for better with the new one. Overall, I give it a 5/10. Just an eh film. If you do want to check it out, you can currently find it on Hulu.