Picks and Pans Review: Also Playing

updated 09/15/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/15/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Jeepers Creepers 2 The first Jeepers was nothing special as horror films go, and this sequel is more of the same as an evil winged creature with rotting teeth returns to pursue fraidycat teen athletes and cheerleaders returning from a big game. (R)

Once Upon a Time in the Midlands

Though it boasts a contemporary setting, a quirky, British domestic comedy derives its humor by lampooning classic Westerns. A small-time hood (Robert Carlyle)—who abandoned his wife (Shirley Henderson) years ago—returns to a working-class suburb to win her back from the milquetoast garage owner (Rhys Ifans) with whom she has been living. (R)

Party Monster Seth Green, in a juicy comic turn as a spoiled, cross-dressing club kid, is the sole reason to see this misbegotten, drug-drenched drama depicting the true story of Michael Alig (Macaulay Culkin), a New York City party promoter who committed murder. (R)

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