21. Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
Director: Victor Salva
Stars: Ray Wise, Justin Long, Eric Nenninger, Nicki Aycox, Marieh Delfino
In 2001, the horror community was caught off guard by Jeepers Creepers, an intelligent, well-paced, and inventive monster flick. A huge part of what made the Victor Salva-directed road movie work was its two leads, a brother/sister team (Justin Long and Gina Phillips) that's on screen in nearly every scene and never irritate, a rarity for young horror characters.
Following the old more-is-more approach to genre sequels, Jeepers Creepers 2 tossed a high school basketball team, their coaches and some cheerleaders in the Creeper's path. And-spoiler alert-you'll wish the movie was five minutes long and that Sir Creep would just kill them all in the first scene. Uniformly annoying and clichĂ©d, they gradually get picked off one by one, a narrative progression that foolishly turned the once-methodical Creeper into a tireless slasher. The ugly, freaky bastard deserved better.