Jeepers Creepers (1939)

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Jeepers Creepers is a 1939 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is a very good short.

This is the kind of atmospheric horror, haunted house film that Warner Bros. should make often. So Porky Pig is a hero here. He plays a police officer who has to go into a spooky house to investigate. There the playful ghost awaits to make fun of him. It’s a great premise, but the execution isn’t the greatest as the last gag is typically racist with an annoying black face and the overall film should have been much funnier.

But I still liked it and the ghost is pretty amusing and so well designed. Porky is very memorable here and it was very entertaining watching him get scared by the ghost. The highlights are actually the scenes before he even arrived in the house because they were perfectly slow, noir-like, atmospheric and wonderfully animated with gorgeous black and white animation and great imagery.

Jeepers Creepers definitely needed more laughs, but it is wonderfully animated and atmospheric.

My Rating – 4

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