As I remembered from 14 years ago (!), this is a really strong sequel, the equal of its predecessor if not a tiny bit better.
I had totally forgotten that this boasts such a badass Ray Wise performance as a vengeful farmer father much like Lance Henriksen in PUMPKINHEAD. In fact, there's more than a few things here that remind me of PUMPKINHEAD, and that's a very good thing indeed.
Suspenseful, very well-shot with well-choreographed action, visually interesting, and it does a nice job expanding what we know about the Creeper himself, while still keeping him a mystery for the most part.