JEEPERS CREEPERS: REBORN (2022) 23 reviews of the sequel/reboot

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‘Death gives it life’
Jeepers Creepers: Reborn is a 2022 horror film involving a young woman who experiences premonitions associated with the urban myth of The Creeper.

Directed by Timo Vuorensola (The Ark: An Iron Sky Story; Iron Sky: The Coming Race; Iron Sky) from a screenplay written by Sean-Michael Argo. Produced by Terry Bird, Michael Ohoven and Jake Seal.

The American, British and Finnish Black Hangar Studios-Orwo Studios production stars Sydney Craven, Imran Adams, Ocean Navarro, Matt Barkley, Alexander Halsall, Jodie McMullen, Georgia Goodman and Jarreau Benjamin.

Chase (Imran Adams) and Laine (Sydney Craven) head to the Horror Hound festival where Laine begins to experience unexplained premonitions and disturbing visions associated with The Creeper and the town’s past.

As the festival gets underway and the blood-soaked entertainment builds to a frenzy, Laine believes that something unearthly has been summoned for the first time in twenty-three years and that she is at the centre of it…


“It’s firmly in the genre of guess-the-order that they will die. So a character who wears those above the ankle long trousers and no socks was always going to die if not by The Creeper then by the audience if they ever found him and another character with a beard that looks like he’s dipped his chin in glue and gone down on Judy Finnegan is another. Right from the start, it’s clear who will survive and Jeepers Creepers Reborn fails to reboot with the smarts that reinvigorated horror franchises like Scream.” Any Good Films?

“Minus a few shots and a handful of scenes, this looks on par with the worst Scott Jeffery produced movies and has chroma key on par with those Channel Awesome movies. Not even the effects are good. The Creeper looks like a bad Halloween costume and the gore is weak.” Arkham Knight Rider

“The visual design also hits the mind. Laine’s visions, which begin in the first third and are intended to establish a connection to the Creeper without narrative persuasion, look terribly cheap. And almost all of the nocturnal outdoor scenes have an unnervingly artificial quality that destroys any hint of mood.” Blair Witch

“Sadly this sequel/requel isn’t going to be one that we can all scream and shout about for the right reason, maybe it’s a sign that the Creeper now needs to be lain to rest and the horror of the character can become a distant memory of the fear that it once could bestow on the viewer.” Blazing Minds

” …it’s unfortunate, as the real Creeper runs amok in the decrepit mansion, that Vuorensola’s straightforward bloodbath, with its unconvincing sets and stage-managed panics, feels about as convincing as an actual escape room. These ersatz tendencies aren’t helped by his penchant for garishly superimposing action […] against artificial backdrops.” 2/5, The Guardian

” …boasts some of the worst-looking green screen in recent memory.  There are YouTube videos that look better, plus at one point the Creeper takes off flying it looks like the VFX weren’t even done rendering. The Creeper himself gets a few good moments, and when he’s done with practical makeup, he looks pretty good and has a gleefully monstrous feel to him.” Halloween Year Round

Reborn is a good entry point into the series, which was probably the goal for the series post-Salva. It will not shock or amaze, but it definitely gets down to Creeper business. It is true to the original concept, without trying to be elevated-anything. Recommended for fans of meat-and-potatoes horror…” J.B. Spins

“If one can somehow get past The Creeper looking entirely different, the tweaking of the series mythology, half the movie appearing like it was filmed on an iPhone, a generic placeholder song for the signature theme, poor acting, and dialogue like “how do you like those peepers, bitch,” then maybe Jeepers Creepers: Reborn is for you.” Josh at the Movies

Reborn is a reboot, completely discarding all that came before it. The only trick up its sleeves is incorporating some of Laine’s half-baked premonitions of disturbing rituals, which are disappointingly never contextualized. As such, they come off as filler for a movie that has a pacing — albeit with little knowledge of how to effectively put it to use. Confining the Creeper to an indoor setting also wasn’t the brightest move, for it limits his ability to fly, figuratively and literally.” Steve Pulaski

” …one can attest to the film that it doesn’t do anything particularly well, but nothing terribly bad either…” Thrill & Kill [translated from German]

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