Adrienne Barbeau No Longer in 'Jeepers Creepers 3'?! - Bloody Disgusting!

Adrienne Barbeau No Longer in ‘Jeepers Creepers 3’?!

Adrienne Barbeau

A few weeks ago the full cast of Victor Salva’s Jeepers Creepers 3 revealed that the great Adrienne Barbeau (The FogEscape From New York, Swamp Thing, Creepshow) would be playing  a character named ‘Gaylen Brandon’.

Interestingly enough, Barbeau tells her Facebook following that she’s no longer appearing.

Two things that I find immensely interesting: first, she has read the script, confirming she was in fact in the mix for a role; second, my 100% reliable source tells me that she’s still listed on the call sheets (confirming she was actually cast). This has me scratching my head in confusion…is she still in the movie, yet denying it? Or maybe she changed her mind and walked from the role for an unknown reason (ahem).

Speaking of… just speculating here… but there’s a lot of backlash brewing online regarding Jeepers Creepers 3, which is now filming Baton Rouge. It’s no secret that Victor Salva, the director of all three films, is a convicted child molester. In fact, there’s online protests and petitions that have erupted since production commenced. Could it be that Barbeau learned of Salva’s history and wanted nothing to do with it? It’s possible.

The following petition is gaining quite a bit of traction:

Jeepers Creepers 3 is currently in production. The director and creator of this franchise, Victor Salva, used his position to rape a 12 year old boy in 1988 during the filming of the movie Clownhouse. He was convicted and served a measly 15 months in prison. As the three largest movie theater chains in the US, I urge you to not show this movie at your theaters. The profits from Jeepers Creepers 3 line the pockets of a pedophile. Monsters belong on the screen, not behind the camera.  I also urge other members of the horror movie community to take a stance. Spread the word and don’t watch this film!

As we continue to share: We at Bloody Disgusting acknowledge and condemn the crimes committed by Victor Salva, but we also do not believe it is our place to filter the news and will continue to deliver Jeepers Creepers headlines. We leave it up to you to decide if you will support his films or not, and you can read our stance on the subject here.

Here’s a link to the petition.

  • Creepshow

    Allow me to say it again…Such a classy woman.

    I knew she’d come around.

  • dsxy

    I appreciate the ‘not filtering the news’ stance and all, but the guy is a child rapist. Any promotion you do, helps him and his films.

  • Coward!

    • Abandoned_Being

      Exactly how is she a coward?

  • Josh Nitsche

    Not condoning Victor’s actions at all, but why should the fans of Jeepers Creepers be punished and not have JC3?

    • Ethan Steers

      I agree, but why does Salva have to direct it? The Creeper doesn’t have to die with him.

      • Josh Nitsche

        I think he owns the rights. Additionally, he is an auteur and I’d like the film to have the same look and tone of its predecessors. Also, if Justin Long were to come back, he would be doing it as a favor to Salva.

        Salva’s doing what he loves and he’s getting paid for it, whilst having committed a terrible act. An act that is now popular with school teachers; educators who around dozens of children everyday. I wonder if any of them ever got another teaching position?

        If it’s no JC3 or one directed by VS, I’ll take VS. But shame on him.

        • Vicente Garcia

          You misspelled “pedophile” as “auteur”.

      • John Connor

        Why can’t he direct it? Why shouldn’t he direct it? Should he stop making wonderful things just because you don’t like him?

  • WALKTER

    What does she have to worry about? She’s not twelve years old, she would’ve been fine . . . probably.

    • Kyle Hanna

      I think they wrote her out of the script. I believe they went back to the Trish plot line

      • WALKTER

        Before or after she noped the fuck out?

        • Kyle Hanna

          Maybe before

        • Kyle Hanna

          She was replaced my Meg Foster

  • Mike Gionfriddo

    She played the leader of a childrens sex trafficking ring in Season 6 of Sons of Anarchy. It has to be more to this story.

    • David Drake

      Wondered if anyone remembered as I scanned through this.

  • Chris Genth

    Holy shit, this is the first time I’ve heard about Victor an his petter ass activities. I’m torn, I’m a father and would kill someone if they ever tried that on my daughter. So I guess I won’t be watching any of his movies anymore. I believe nobody is perfect and there should be second chances but this is too fucked up. He has served his time which wasn’t shit but I’m a father first period

    • Fred Hopkins

      He didn’t try anything on a girl. He’s into boys.

      • Chris Genth

        Hey Fred, doesn’t matter to me . He hurt a child u must not be a parent. Cause if u are i feel sorry for your child. That a pretty fucked up thing to say. Does it really matter when it comes to this horrific crime?

        • Joe Brick (TGOL)

          Get over it dude, you came here just to be a whiny little bitch who cares about what you have to say

          • Chris Genth

            By the look of your pic, I’m sure your unemployed living in your parents basement and Jerk off to the women in the jcpenney catalog. I can voice my opinion and if u don’t like it stuff shit. U look like your into boys punk ass queef

          • Joe Brick (TGOL)

            Yup, the basement and wrong about my parents, I live with my Grandparents, my parents run out of $$$$$ supporting me. Oh and jerking off is a crime now, please pass me a tissue box.

          • Chris Genth

            Well I’m sorry about your parent situation, and I don’t get my rocks off being an asshole to people. But man, some of the stuff u were saying to people on this forum wasn’t very nice. I love the geeper creepers movies, but it’s a free country and people can decidefor themselves. I just got mad when u called a whiny bitch. So my apologies I shouldn’t have said all of the nasty things I did. Us horror fans need to stick together, we are a dying breed

          • Joe Brick (TGOL)

            Exactly, I just don’t get why a guy who messed up can’t get back to his life as long as he never repeats that same mistake again

          • Joe Brick (TGOL)

            Yes it was wrong but he clearly learnt from that, not everyone does.

          • Chris Genth

            I totally understand where your coming from, a person who has committed a crime then served his time should get a clean slate. I guess it’s just the nature of his crime, I’m sure u can agree nothing is worst than hurting a child. With that said I hear, it’s just so messed up. I really torn because I love his movies, maybe because I’m a father it bothers me. But I respect your point of view

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      Say hi to your daughter for me 😉 roflmao

      • Chris Genth

        You mean say hi to your sister?

  • Forca84

    You guys are gonna run out of movies to watch… Hollywood is a Cesspool. BTW I don’t condone what Salva did.

  • J Jett

    BUMMER. i love Adrienne and was thrilled to learn she was going to be in this.

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      J Jett Bummer. The rest is irrelevant!

  • Ethan Steers

    This whole thing is such a mess. Victor Salva for the sake of the film should have just written it and let someone else tentpole it.

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      Taking the job?

  • Peter Kushing

    I still cant understand how that swine Salva is still involved. What company would hire a fuck like him, knowing he banged some kid? He must have blown someone at that studio or have dirt on someone to keep that job of his.

    • neoln

      Hollywood is know for it’s pedophile swine. Woody Allen and Roman Polanski are two of Hollywood’s more famous convicted pedophile swine. You’re right Hollywood is well know for it’s sexual abuse and extortion of sexual favors. Lena Dunham confesses to molesting her 6 year old sister, in her autobiographical book, she says she did everything a sexual predator would do to a small girl. Several Hollywood actors have come forward over the years with accusations of being sexually abused as child stars by these Hollywood swine. So if you’re going to condemn Victor Salva, you should also extend that condemnation to Hollywood’s more famous swine.

      • Peter Kushing

        Woody allen didnt fuck an underage boy or girl though, he just fucked n married his stepdaughter lol.As weird as it is, its legal. I agree, prosecute them all. Dont give them gigs instead of bars.

        • neoln

          Wood Allen was accused of sexually assaulting his daughter Dyaln Farrow when she was 7 years old. She is still very adamant that he sexually assaulted her. For some reason I thought that he had been charged, or was trying to evade being charged. Victor Salva was charged with having oral sex with a 12 year old and also charged with filming it. It seems to me that Hollywood is corrupt on so many levels. I’m ashamed to be such a Hollywood movie junky.

        • Joe Brick (TGOL)

          I raped a 5 year old blow up doll is that legal lol

          • Peter Kushing

            Sadly so. You need to get yo life up though smh.

      • Joe Brick (TGOL)

        You raped my mind with that stupid post.

        • neoln

          You’re the one that’s trying to make light of the cesspool that is Hollywood and its vile scumbags that think they can get away with just about anything. That said, I agree that Victor Salva served his time and should be able to move on and continue making his films unimpeded. He did not fuck a 12 year old as some here have suggested, he had consensual oral sex with a 12 year old and filmed it, which is why his prison sentence was not as long as it would have been if he was charged with raping a minor. So his crimes are in fact statutory rape and under age pornography. Nevertheless Hollywood is a putrid sewer.

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      Monkeys can post comments, evolution is getting out of hand.

      • Chris Genth

        Oh and by the way just curious, what state is it against the law to Jerk off? Because if that’s true, I need to avoid that state. They would lock my ass up and throw away the key

        • Joe Brick (TGOL)

          Haha. yeah no states

          • Chris Genth

            Ok, u had me worried for a minute!

  • ThunderDragoon

    I agree with Ethan below – this is a huge mess. I wish Victor Salva would just let somebody else direct this. It’s only going to get worse for him when this movie finishes filming. IF it even finishes filming! I’m still not sure anything is even happening with this since we haven’t gotten any set pictures (especially any of Gina, who I still won’t believe is in it until I see proof). If Adrienne’s exit is any indication, it’s only a matter of time before other actors drop out and the movie gets cancelled before it finishes filming. I’m curious if those people who signed the petition will get their way. Who knows, maybe the studio behind the movie had it set from the beginning to send it straight to DVD to avoid any more controversy.

    • Kyle Hanna

      I really don’t believe Gina Philips is in the movie either

    • Kyle Hanna

      Actor Stan Shaw, who is also going to star In this movie, posted a photo on Twitter and said he is working with a gifted cast

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      Stop!!!! your opinions matter? Lol

      • Is this a disguised Victor Salva’s account? Because all you have done on this thread is defend this disgusting human being because… he makes movies you enjoy? That’s great but not everyone believes that being a “convicted” sex offender (he admitted guilt along w pictures to go with it) to young minors deserves a second chance at fame and fortune.

        • Joe Brick (TGOL)

          He served his sentence, slate wiped clean, pretty much end of story right there.

          • Correct but he still destroyed a child’s life as the boy, now a man, protested at all of his films he released over the years due to the trauma.

            Also that type of condition is listed as a “disease” meaning that it’s something that will just never go away (seeing as it’s what he’s “attracted” too) and it reflects in his films with his tight and unnecessary shots of young men (Justin Long in JC, the basketball team in JC2, the boy’s shower scene in Powder).

            So yes people upset that a person with this type of nature is still in a fame and fortune industry working, especially around others that he could exploit due to his “power” position as director is understandable.

          • Chris Genth

            Let’s say I raped your mother, and only got 15 months. I guarantee u wouldn’t be says that shit, fucking hypocrite

        • Chris Genth

          Aman get him, by the look of his picture he looks like he’s into boys. He must not be a father, I feel sorry for his parents. He’s just a fucking idiot, unfortunately u run into punk ass bitches on here

  • powderedtoastman

    Jeepers Creepers 2 makes me extremely uncomfortable :/

    • Kyle Hanna

      Why? All the shirtless boys?

      • powderedtoastman

        Not that alone. That plus the context of the director’s situation. The entire movie felt like a pervert fantasy. And didn’t the creeper sniff one of the kid’s underwear?

        • Kyle Hanna

          The Creeper smelled Darry’s underwear in the first film..

          • Joe Brick (TGOL)

            Sniffers.

        • Joe Brick (TGOL)

          They say we remember our favourite movie scenes

          • powderedtoastman

            Troll level 6/10. Points for taking Victor’s side and making those who don’t,seem totally wrong. Points docked for the sense of desperation.

          • Joe Brick (TGOL)

            Happy happy joy joy

  • shane-o-mac

    So peeps say they want a JC3 but then whine and bitch when its getting made because of who’s directing it,GTFOH!! So where was all this backlash for Salva’s other movies? Picking n choosing when to be outraged, typical……SALVA DID HIS TIME SO LET HIM DO HIS DAMN MOVIE, it’ll probably be his last anyways

    • SpacemanSpliffz

      you rape a kid your sentence is life, even if you’re out of prison, fucking period. that piece of shit doesn’t deserve a dime let alone hollywood money. go fuck yourself for supporting a pedophile

      • shane-o-mac

        Blah,blah,blah where was you when all Salva’s other movies was coming out? Like i said selective protesting, typical…..funny you didn’t say anything about that tho,just went to i was supporting a pedophile which is farther from the truth if you really read what i am saying…IDIOTS!!!

      • Joe Brick (TGOL)

        That was nice.

      • Joe Brick (TGOL)

        Dude you tell me what to do and you might get the piss slapped out of you.

        • Joe Brick (TGOL)

          Poetry!!!

        • Chris Genth

          Punk ass bitches slap, oh wait a minute u look like a punk ass bitch.

      • Chris Genth

        He’s just a fuckin queef

  • Vicente Garcia

    For those defending this guy: “In 1988, Salva was convicted of sexual misconduct with the then 12-year-old Nathan Winters, one of Clownhouse‘s underage stars including videotaping one of the encounters. Commercial videotapes and magazines containing child pornography were also found at his home. Salva pleaded guilty to lewd and lascivious conduct, oral sex with a person under 14, and procuring a child for pornography. He was sentenced to three years in state prison, of which he served 15 months.”

    • PsychoMantis18

      Who’s defending this guy? Thought the films he directed were being defended.

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      And get over it, cheers to Vic for giving us a great franchise.

  • John Connor

    Virtually every production puts money in the pockets of a child molester. They’re everywhere.

    I don’t understand why some people don’t want Salva to make a movie? Making a movie is not raping or molesting someone.

    • PsychoMantis18

      Cause some people are morally-misguided douchebags.

      • Joe Brick (TGOL)

        Speaking from experience?

  • Rez

    Well she was the only reason I would have considered watching this movie anyway. The really sad thing about Hollywood is that there are many pedophiles that work with kids and it’s crazy these fucks are even still breathing but that’s the kind of world we live in and that’s scarier than any movie!

  • Joe Brick (TGOL)

    Haters gonna hate, this is a movie goddam it, quit getting your rocks off from what happend in the past.

    • Chris Genth

      Hey pussy, what if I dropped a load on your mom’s face, but it was in the past? Still would bother u right