Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Victor Salva
Starring: Jonathan Breck, Stan Shaw, Gabrielle Haugh, Meg Foster
Rated: UR/Region A/2:35/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Screen Media
Taking place between first film and the second film, Sgt. Davis Tubbs and a task force of hunters embark on a mission to destroy the Creeper during its last days of feeding. The Creeper soon fights back when they get close to discovering its mysterious and dark origins.
I’m a fan of the Jeepers Creepers movies. I remember coming across them out of high school with my friends and everyone getting together and watching both movies on DVD together. That, however, has been a long time ago and I was interested to see if the Creeper still packed a punch and just what kind of story would be told this time around in a movie that clearly states in the plot outline that it takes place between the first two films. The plot is what it is, we have the Creeper on the hunt and he’s reeking havoc in this small area that at least seem to have heard of him before. So while that plot is what it is, this movie comes down to just what the Creeper can do and how entertaining the kills and such are going to be. While I think the overall mood and vibe if the previous films seem to be lost a bit this time around, our Creeper is using some new methods to kill folks and some of those are pretty cool and some of the kills are clever in ways. Our leads aren’t the most hateable bunch of folks we’ve seen and the movie manages to end in a big punch that might drive you nuts if you think about it too much but has a cool last shot none the less when we get to the next part of that finale.
Apparently, we’ll be getting a Jeepers Creepers 4 at some point and that being the case the worst I can say about this one outside what’s been said is that this one seems more like a set-up and as a result does manage to finish a little too flat for my taste. The stuff we get before that does help a lot, but I’d probably feel more inclined to go with a stronger rating had it had a strong ending. The Creeper is a horror character from the 2000’s that manages to reach a certain level with the people of my generation and that is more my age. I don’t think I’d ever put him on a Freddy, Jason, Michael, or even a Leatherface level. But I don’t think I’d be wrong to toss him in line with such horror icons as Candyman, Leapurcaun, or even perhaps Pinhead in some regards. This movie only does more to solidify that and the leading killer of the film is clearly the best part of it. Well, that and his ride this time around. For a movie that debuted on the SyFy Channel, you could do a lot worse than Jeepers Creepers 3. I think we’ll have to wait and see how 4 goes before we can say just how this one will eventually turn out to be regarded.
– Interview with Jonathan Breck
Quality of Transfer: 99%
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