Jeepers Creepers 3
Jeepers Creepers 3 – Set between the first and second film, Sgt Davis Tubbs assembles a task force to destroy the Creeper, a mission to destroy it on its last day of feeding once and for all. The Creeper soon fights back when they get closer than ever before to learning the secrets of its mysterious and dark origins, as the monster terrorizes a local farming community.
In the third and long-awaited follow up to Jeepers Creepers 2, they are infusing the old with the new. Not unlike the now-infamous villain, the Creeper. An ancient creature who emerges every twenty-three years to hunt, replacing its old organs with new ones that have been harvested from humans. There’s something about the inexplicable monster and his emerging every 23 years to gather body parts and scare the shit out of everyone in general that sticks with you.
This installment is not a bad horror movie, it’s just not the best one. People might not like it as much because the Creeper in the first two movies seemed like a much more vicious character. He was the standard in all things evil and supernatural in a villain. In this movie, however, he seemed more like a grumpy old man with a serious skin condition. The depth of his evilness seemed to be somewhat lacking. I feel though, that it added more depth to the story-line like it connected one and two together. Salva is very talented, no one can deny that. And Johnathan, as always, it was great seeing him as the Creeper.
The film opens with a throwing star sailing through the air and eventually hits a wooden post as a man is seen running for his life. Just as soon as the man reaches the road, the Creeper suddenly drops down from the sky, grabs the man and flies off with him while another man sits in his truck, watching in horror. As the man is getting out of his truck for a better view, he looks up and sees the severed hand of the man that the Creeper just took, falling from the sky.
Twenty-three years later, the police discover the Creeper’s truck filled with dead bodies. The truck has been rigged with several booby-traps, including spikes that emerge from the bed of the truck, and a spear that shoots out from the tail-pipe. As the tow-truck driver and Deputy transport the vehicle, the Creeper lands on the tow truck and severs the cables. They watch as the truck drives off seemingly on its own, while the Creeper stands on top of it. When the truck turns around, the Creeper lands on the tow-truck driver and abducts him while Lang stands frozen in fear.
The next day, an elderly woman named Gaylen Brandon, played by Meg Foster, sees a vision of her son Kenny, who was killed by the Creeper twenty-three years earlier. He warns her that the Creeper will soon return to uncover something buried on the property and will kill anyone who’s still there, including her and her granddaughter, Addison, when it does. From there is your typical Creeper doing the thing he does best, and that’s killing people. All in all, it was still very entertaining and I think it would be great to see Jeepers Creepers 4.
Title: Jeepers Creepers 3
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Genre: Horror, Action, Thriller
Studio: Screen Media
Starring: Meg Foster, Gina Philips, Jonathan Breck, Carrie Lazar
MPAA Rated: R
Directors: Victor Salva
Reviewed by: Mad Hatter
Our Rating: 3.0 /5
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