Salva is a great cinematic director and the first two movies are filled with gorgeous shots and atmosphere so thick you could cut it with a blade. There are so many characters that the film gets lost in itself. Someone behind the camera has clearly lost their touch because this one just felt like a cheap, direct-to-video cash grab made without love or legitimate purpose. Oh man, where do I even begin? Production wasn't delayed, it was 14 years of cinematic constipation, but unfortunately, they finally crapped out a pitiful, useless end to the Jeepers Creepers saga. Deciding to discover what was dumped down there, Darry discovers a huge disturbing hideout full of modified bodies. Notice how out of all of these characters, I never mentioned Trisha? The first film had Darry and Trish, simple and easy. They're a team, a family and they're sticking with each other no matter what.
Deciding to discover what was dumped down there, Darry discovers a huge disturbing hideout full of modified bodies. I've been waiting for Jeepers Creepers 3 since elementary school. One of the most intimidating horror villains of the modern horror age has been reduced to a slightly irritated staggering drunk. Set between the first and second film, Sgt Davis Tubbs assembles a task force to destroy the Creeper once and for all while growing closer than ever before to learning the secrets of its dark origins, as the monster terrorizes a local farming community. Darry and Patricia set off to get help, unaware that the individual is now aware of who has been down the tunnel. We have Officer Tubbs from the end of the first movie, a character so minor in the original that it really makes you wonder why Salva would write him a lead role.
The 2nd film had the athletes and a side-plot revolving around an angry father, but it was still easy to follow and well balanced. It's still a lot of fun. There's one good scene where a group of teenage bikers finds The Creepers truck in the woods, and it's the only good scene in the entire film. I wanted to see what happened after the 2nd movie, but even then, it's really confusing because the plot keeps jumping back and forth between all of these dumb characters. Avoid this one like the creeper himself and hope it goes away for 23 years.
We also have some dementia-stricken old lady, her teenage daughter, the country hunk that's crushing on her, a group of punk teenage bikers, and the Creeper himself. The main characters brother and sister have nothing special about them, but they actually speak with each other like actual people would do, not like made up cardboard stuff made to move the script further a problem with too many American blockbuster movies out there. Here, we have an old lady getting visions from her dead son, then we have Sargeant Tubbs from the first movie, then we have the anti-Creeper gang, then we have some teenagers, then we have a country boy who has a crush on a girl, and said girl also gets her own storyline. Tonal shifts are aggressive in this film, as one minute it's an episode of Degrassi, then it's John Carpenter's Vampires, then it's Evil Dead 2, and then it's American Horror Story. I've now realized that the more likely reason is that the producers saw how awful this film was and couldn't bear to release this on the big screen. They all have notable screen time but most of them are totally pointless and some don't even have resolutions of concussions to their characters.
Bottom-line, the first film is scary, the second is fun, and the third is cancer. Great to see this kind of new Horror type movie other then the old style crap. Nothing happens in this movie and the film ends right when it should've started! Despite Gina Phillips's on-poster credit, she is not in the movie at all and instead has a 15 second cameo at the very, very tail end of the movie. Whoever decided to give him that bright red T shirt should be fired, as it looks severely out of place on him. The Creeper is a cool and intense creature, the way his appearance can change based off lighting and wardrobe is cool. The film takes place between the 1st and 2nd movie, which is dumb because nobody wanted to see what happened between the 1st and 2nd movie.
The effects are also really good. Stranded on a lonely road, a schoolbus full of high school basketball players, their coaches, and cheerleaders must defend themselves from the Creeper - a flesh-eating ancient beast that resurfaces on the earth every 23 years to feed. Even The Creeper himself is ruined. As well as Director Victor Salva. On their way back home during the spring break, Darry and Patricia Jenner witness a mysterious person dumping something down a tunnel.
Meanwhile, a farmer and his son set out on a personal mission to hunt the Creeper down. There's even a scene where you can see a 2016 Chevy truck in a film that supposedly takes place in 2001. But after watching this film I became a huge fan of Jonathan Breck The Creeper. Ironically, the budget was probably less than a roll of toilet paper. Judging by how hard my theater laughed at every scene, I doubt I'm the only one who holds these opinions.
The villain is impressive and his makeup is excellent. I also like that they don't just do anything without debating or explaining to each other why they should do it. It's so bad that my theater was laughing louder than the actual movie! The editing and lighting are often so awful that you can't even tell what's happening; there is one instance where a biker is snatched, or something, by the Creeper, but it's so quick and shot so poorly you can't even tell what happens. I just saw this film as a time killer. I used to wonder why this film was denied a worldwide theatrical release, thinking Salva's history may be the culprit.
The ending is the biggest slap in the face to fan ever because the filmmakers know they won't be making another one. Synopsis Set between the first and second film, Sgt Davis Tubbs assembles a task force to destroy the Creeper once and for all while growing closer than ever before to learning the secrets of its dark origins, as the monster terrorizes a local farming community. Then we have the team of Creeper Hunters led by Stan Shaw. Darry and Patricia soon realizes that their pursuer is not just a mysterious person, but something even more horrifying, who has more in store than they could possibly imagine. First, let's start off with the plot, or lack thereof.
All the characters are pointless and are not flushed out because the film is trying so hard to give equal focus to everyone. The actors are solid, never feeling unrealistic. But that seem the norm now in modern horror movies. Deciding to discover what was dumped down there, Darry discovers a huge disturbing hideout full of modified bodies. My only gripe is the main two characters.