Jeepers Creepers 3 coming to the SyFy channel... maybe?
For those of us that have been keeping up with the Jeepers Creepers controversy, then you know a lot of people have been very upset about this movie being made. There's been petitions and boycotts trying to get people not to support it. Now, for those of you that have no clue what I'm talking about, the controversy actually has to do with the director Victor Salva, not the movie its self. Salva was convicted of sexual molestation of a twelve-year-old actor from his film Clownhouse and for possession of child pornography. Salva served eight-teen months of his three-year sentence. Now, here's where the issue is, people believe if you watch Jeepers Creepers 3 then you're supporting Salva, which is true. The better the film does, the better he looks. However, other people believe that all the hard work the crew did on the film shouldn't be held responsible for Salva's crimes and you should see the movie to help them. Because if the film fails, then the actors etc. take a hit, which is also true.
Fast forward a little bit, the movie was finished and ready for it's September 13th (2017) premiere. Unfortunately, the premiere that was scheduled to take place at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Aneles was canceled, even though it had quickly sold out. Threats of protest during the premiere lead the TCL theatre to cancel the showing so as not to hurt their reputation. Then news hit that Jeepers Creepers 3 would be going to be released in theaters September 26th (2017), but, here's the catch, it would be a one night only showing at selected theaters.
Also worth mentioning, word has it that if the third movie does well then Salva could get the green light to move forward with his fourth installment of the Jeepers Creepers franchise that he has planned, which raises the question... how many Creeper films does he have plans for?
So, here's your chance to decide which side of the fence you stand on. Do you watch the movie or let it pass you by? If you want to watch it then you're in luck because the SyFy channel is showing it October 28th (2017) and here's what we know about it. It's set between the first and second movie and the story is about “A sergeant and his task force embark on a mission to destroy the Creeper on its last day of feeding. The Creeper soon fights back when they get close to discovering its mysterious and dark origins.” Some of the stars you'll see in Jeepers Creepers 3 are Jonathan Breck (Jeepers Creepers), Brandon Smith (Bernie), Meg Foster (They Live), Gina Philips (Love & Debate), Stan Shaw (Snake Eyes), and Ray Wise (Robocop).
Now, I assume the title of the article caught your attention and you're wondering about the "maybe" part. Even though word is floating around that the SyFy channel has a viewing date for Jeepers Creepers 3, I couldn't actually find it on the SyFy channels website. The furthest I could go on their schedule guide was October 21st. Now, maybe they're still working on what time slot it should have or they're trying to keep it on the down-low as much as possible (and failed) in hopes to lessen the Creeper backlash. Or, and this could very well be true also, a friend of someone's mailman, that knows a guy, that overheard a guy talking about the movie by the water cooler is blowing smoke up peoples arses and as movie news tends to do... it spread like wildfire.
So, I guess we'll just have to wait and see if Jeepers Creepers 3 hits the SyFy channel on October 26th or not. If it doesn't then keep your head up because the DVD is set to be released on December 26th, 2017, ...that much I know is true.