It’s time for a round of Netflix finds:
So, Saturday night comes around which is usually the day I binge watch Netflix or any shows I’m watching, i.e American Crime Story: The assassination of Gianni Versace. I highly recommend catching that on FX. Now I’m not here to talk about that, I’m here to talk about a movie I had no idea was being made, nor did I know it has been released. Are you ready? JEEPERS CREEPERS 3!!!
I know what you’re thinking, they made a third installment to the franchise? The answer is yes, and here is my review of the movie.
Jeepers Creepers 3 written and directed by Victor Salva, starring Stan Shaw, Gabrielle Haugh, Brandon Smith, and Meg Foster, is the third installment of the Jeepers Creepers Franchise. This film focuses on the Monster coming back to find a piece of him that was left behind 23 years earlier.
Now, let’s set up the timeline: In the first Film, we are left with Derry being taken and having his eyes eaten. In the second film, the monster is hung up and tied in a barn with an old man waiting for it to come alive. With that info, it seems like the story is tied up pretty well. Well, they went a completely different route and made this movie take place between films one and two. That’s right, right after Derry is taken, this film picks up.
We start at the police station after the killing of the inmates, and officers, and now we are standing around the monsters (different) truck. It’s much more of a lighter green than it was in the original film. (That’s beside the point.) Turns out this truck has traps all in it. From A spiked gate that shoots from the top and bottom of the trunk, and a knife that shoots out from an exhaust pipe to catch the prey. (Same knife used for the harpoon in the second film.) Then, later on, we get to see a nice pole come out of a seat as someone tries to escape the monster and his truck. A bit over the top I think it is.
Anyways, this film focuses on an older lady played by Meg Foster, and what seems to be like losing her mind after she touches part of the monster's hand. She can now see what the monster is all about, and what’s going to happen. Along with this fun plot line, there are now (were) creeper hunters who tried to find this thing and kill it. Turns out the truck has some kind of barrier on it that doesn’t allow bullets to penetrate it. (Go figure). So, you know, they pretty much shoot themselves in the foot going after it......(That's a pun).
As this movie picks up, we find out a little more why the monster came back to this small town, and he finally reaches what he wants, just to find that the old lady found out its secret and cut off a finger. Well now the monster is pissed and he kills all the birds around him by screaming. (Okay).
Moving forward, the next scene is the following day, which in these films its hard t make it to the second day, but they did. Most of them did at least. That is until we see the character hook get onto a school bus going to basketball championship……You know the one from the second movie?? Turns out that was the ending. So, if you look at it, the second movie was just made backwards, and split into two different parts. -Thumbs up emoji-
My overall opinion, though I loved the first one, and the second one was alright, I found this one way too gimmicky and cheesy for me. In my unprofessional opinion, they should have continued after the second one, as the plot could have been better, and made it a little less comical.