Jeepers Creepers 3 Hatched As A Direct Sequel To The Nightmarish Original

Jeepers Creepers 3 is a mystery wrapped in a riddle nestled inside a piece of human skin an enigma.

Much of that confusion comes down to the prolonged time gap between the long-brewing horror threequel and its predecessor – Jeepers Creepers 2, for instance, first took flight in 2003 – not to mention the heinous controversy involving franchise creator and director, Victor Salva. In short: the filmmaker was accused of sexual misconduct with a minor almost two decades ago, and served 15 months in state prison.

It’s a controversial saga that has resulted in many horror fans distancing themselves from the Jeepers Creepers franchise altogether, and whether Victor Salva deserves another shot behind the lens or not is something we’ll leave to you.

There has, however, been another update from the JC camp. First reported by Bloody Disgusting, it’s now been claimed that Jeepers Creepers 3 has been angled as a direct sequel to the nightmarish original of 2001, and will therefore fill in the blanks between JC1 and JC2 later in 2017. Victor Salva’s cult horror originally starred Justin Long and Gina Philips as a brother and sister who encounter an unspeakable evil in the form of The Creeper (Jonathan Breck), a winged demon that emerges every 20-odd years to harvest human organs. Yikes!

Assuming this report holds true, Jeepers Creepers 3 will then leave the door open for a fourth film, one which largely revolves around Gina Philips (Trish Jenner) as she tracks down The Creeper in a bid to save her son. Here’s a reminder of that synopsis for what will now be JC4:

Trish Jenner is now a mother of a teenage son named Darry, named after the brother she lost 23 years ago. Trish has a recurring nightmare where her son suffers the same fate as her brother did, killed by the Creeper. Determined to prevent this from happening, Trish, who is now a rich and powerful woman, sets out on a final quest with Jack Taggart Sr. and Jr. to end the Creeper’s reign of terror once and for all. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.

There’s also some leaked photos taken from what appears to be the threequel’s set in Louisiana, which surfaced via Twitter:

Following a brief and somewhat troubled shoot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – production reportedly shut down to address concerns about the actual script – Jeepers Creepers 3 is expected to take flight before the year’s end. Details of an exact release date are being kept under lock and key, but we’ll update you if and when we hear more.

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