When we jumped from Jeepers Creepers to Jeepers Creepers 2, we didn’t really know what ever came of The Creeper in between the two films. If you were curious, rumor has it that the third film, now in post-production, will actually bridge those two films.
Twitter user @HusaSmith has been poking me with information as of late that’s pretty interesting. He alleges that the majority of the film takes place in 2001, and shared the following tweet that star Stan Shaw sent out to a fan:
NO! Cathedral is non nonexistence, that’s material from more than 12 years ago. It has nothing to do with 3. Different film~different title! https://t.co/x3YBHWFiOo
— Stan Shaw (@StanShaw1) April 13, 2017
Further evidence comes via Jeepers Creepers II star Marieh Delfino, who responded to one fan with the following:
@KyleHanna6 Thnx Kyle. It’s a prequel to JC2 so it doesn’t make sense for my character to be in it timeline wise. But the film will be just as great. 🙂
— Marieh Delfino (@mariehdelfino) March 15, 2017
Lastly, the Bloody Disgusting reader shared a conversation he had directly with Dalton Smith, who plays the Creeper’s double. Dalton stressed that this film is in fact a prequel that place between the first two films.
With that, we’re learning that the online synopsis was old and was the plot for the now defunct Cathederal. Victor Salva has since rewritten the script, which makes this new sequel/prequel a bit of a mystery.
What we do know for sure is that Gina Phillips does in fact return as Trish, although it’s being pegged as a cameo. It’s unclear if this bit will help bridge the two films or hypothetically set up the fourth at the end.
The original 2001 movie starred Justin Long and Philips as a brother and sister who run across a creature known as the Creeper, who feasts on body parts to make it part of its own. The sequel Jeepers Creepers 2 followed in 2003.
Also starring are Jonathan Breck as the Creeper, Meg Foster (They Live), Chester Rushing (“Stranger Things“), Ryan Moore (Pitchfork), Patrick Thomas Cragin (“How to Be a Vampire”), Brandon Smith (“From Dusk Till Dawn”), Gabrielle Haugh (Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?), and Justin Hall (Django Unchained). Michael Papajohn, Megan Elizabeth Wright, Jason Bayle, Cade Burk, Joyce Giraud, and Jordan Salloum, Don Yesso, David Davis, Brandon Stacy, Casey Hendershot, Thomas Francis Murphy, and Carrie Lazar also have roles in the production.
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