It seems just like yesterday that I was downing an entire bottle of champagne by myself in my apartment while the clock struck midnight on December 31st. The point of that sentence is not to indicate that I live a lonely and pathetic existence, but to state the fact that another year has come and gone and it’s time to talk about the best and worst horror movies of 2017! Fun fact: There were a lot of good horror movies this past year. So I’ll try to narrow those down to my Top 5. You’re free to disagree if you’d like. Let’s get to it!
Well, it’s been about 13 years since we last saw The Creeper feast on a shirtless high school football team before he fell back into his 23-year slumber again after being captured by Ray Wise. Not many thought we would see another Jeepers Creepers movie. I for one, always loved the folklore revolving around The Creeper and actually thought the franchise had and showed a lot of promise. Now thanks to Bloody Disgusting breaking some news, those who have been fiending for Jeepers Creepers 3 can rejoice! Behold…….
Ok. That’s pretty much a perfect poster. So if that’s any indication for what we’ll get with this sequel then count me all the way in. In my opinion, we need a horror movie like Jeepers Creepers 3 right now. It would be a welcome breath of fresh air amidst all of the humdrum possession and found footage movies that are saturating the horror genre right now. A good old fashioned creature flick that hopefully will not succumb to the pressures of using tons of CGI, which is more the norm than not nowadays.
For those interested, yes Victor Salva is back as writer/director and Jonathan Breck will be returning to his role as The Creeper. Is it ironic that Victor Salva created a character called The Creeper btw? Anyway – Jeepers Creepers 3 will be starting production in Vancouver soon, so hopefully the poster is a good sign that the wheels will be in motion more quickly than not. I think we all have the same thing on our mind though after hearing the news about Jeepers Creepers 3 though – and that’s whether or not Justin Long’s belly button tattoo will be making a triumphant return.
Upon sitting down recently again with the movie Jeepers Creepers, I came to the conclusion of three things.
1. The psychic lady is still annoying and I wish The Creeper would have killed her.
2. The movie itself is actually pretty good and a breath of fresh air if you watch it amongst the current crop of redundant paranormal movies.
3. The Creeper sure does have a good sense of humor for being an ancient demon that only comes out every 23rd Spring to hunt for 23 days.
Let’s discuss that last one for a minute. Now, while The Creeper doesn’t crack verbal jokes like Freddy Krueger or anything (although he does like to whistle), he does have a very subtle humor that is equally as entertaining. Case in point would be his license plate.
Get it? Because he’s going to ‘be eating you’ so he can replenish his organs and limbs to remain on top of his physical game. Haha! What a crack-up that Creeper is. So in addition to apparently being a pretty good mechanic (that truck of his can really move), an accomplished seamer (those bodies can’t be stitched together by just anyone), The Creeper really is a comic genius. Not sure how his stand-up would go since he doesn’t talk, but maybe he could be more of a prop comic like Carrot Top or something.
So what does all of this mean in the long run? I want Jeepers Creepers 3. The horror world could use some more of The Creeper’s crazy antics. Just keep any kids out of the movie in case director Victor Salva has any uncontrollable urges.