Jeepers Creepers 3 Review (2017) with Spoiler Ending

 

Jeepers Creepers 3 is third installment of Jeepers Creepers franchise.

The Story

Set between the first and second film, Sgt Davis Tubbs assembles a task force to destroy the Creeper once and for all, as the monster terrorizes a local farming community.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

I am a big fan of Jeepers Creepers franchise.  All three movies are bit different and I find the Creeper monster is intriguing and creative. If you haven’t seen all three Jeepers Creepers, I recommend highly to watch all three series.  It makes the movie more enjoyable.

Interesting thing about Jeepers Creepers 3 is that it picks up where it left of from first Jeepers Creepers.  If you don’t remember what happened in first Jeepers Creepers, I recommend watching it first.  Jeepers Creepers 3 introduces all new characters.  Sheriff Dan Tashtego is really cool character where he has been hunting the Creeper monster for long time.  Also there is two teenage characters played by Gabrielle Haugh and Chester Rushing who are big part of the story.  There is also bit of teenage love story between them.

In Jeepers Creepers 3, we get to see lot more of the creature.  In Jeepers Creeper 1 and 2, the monster was bit of mystery.  But not in Jeepers Creepers 3. Also we get to see more of this mysterious creepy van that the drives.

Unfortunately, Jeepers Creepers 3 didn’t have the big budget like first 2 series.  It does feels like one of those Syfy TV shows. The special effects are not the best.  One example is that the most of the events take place in the day time where in first two movies, most of the Creeper activites happened in the night time.  This might be because of the budget constraint.

I did enjoy the ending because it ties back to Jeepers Creepers 2. Also it brings back one of the old cast from original Jeepers Creepers and sets up for Jeepers Creepers 4.

Spoiler Ending (Spoiler Alert!)

I like how Jeepers Creepers 3 plays with different time line.  Jeepers Creepers 3 happened between first and second.

According to the legend of Jeepers Creepers, it comes out to eat people every 23 years.  When he wakes up to feed on people, it roams the earth for 23 days.  All three Jeepers Creepers movie take place within 23 days period.

The original Jeepers Creepers is about a brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break where they encounter the Jeepers Creepers monster.  The final scene takes place in a small town police station where the monster came to take Justin Long character.  During the time, there is a big battle between police officers and the monster.  Obviously, the Creeper took Justin Long character and fly away while living behind his mysterious van.

Jeepers Creepers 3 picks up right after end of Jeepers Creepers 1. The movie starts out in the police station where the police officers are trying to investigate the mysterious van that the Creeper left behind.

At the end of Jeepers Creepers 3, we see one of the teenage character Buddy Hook gets into the school bus and heads out to play the basketball game. In Jeepers Creepers 2, a school bus full of high school basketball players, their coaches, and cheerleaders get strangled on a remote part of the road and defend themselves from the Creeper.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t really works out because if you watch Jeepers Creepers 2, Buddy Hook character is not in the bus. It is probably because they haven’t thought this through before they shot Jeepers Creepers 3.

Jeepers Creepers 3 sets up nicely for next movie as they bring back Trish character from the original Jeepers Creepers.  Now she is much older and she is angry.  She vow to kill this monster and avenge her brother’s death.

In the Nutshell

If you enjoy previous Jeeper Creepers, you’ll enjoy this. I give 4 out of 5 stars.

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5 comments

  1. Actually, the bus scene does work because in the dialogue, Buddy says he is going to stay with family a few days. So, he is not on the bus when they return from the game. Doesn’t explain that he probably would have been talking with them on the bus about what he went through in recent days.

     
    1. Good point you brought up about him staying with family. Buddy, probably didn’t want to bring up the ordeal after everything he just been through. Also, starting a new chapter in his life, Buddy doesn’t want the other kids to think he’s crazy, especially believing the creepers gone.

       
  2. I believe all of you. Yes you are correct but can someone fill me in on something because I am a bit confused. If they showed them in the beginning looking in his truck and it getting towed away and it shows the smashed window were Derry got taken, they said that his sister was inside waiting on her parents to pick her up. So, if she’s in the police station, how can they say the grandma in this third movie(with the grandaughter with the horse) is the sister? It doesn’t make sense to me.

     
  3. What doesnt make sense to me is this fact alone the timeline doesnt add up to me if shot after the first movie dannies sister is still young and right after this happened the bus in second movie happened it got speared by farmer and son wich i understand but on the end he was nailed to the barn and the son and dad was waiting with the harpoon spear after it slumbered where was dannis sister in the second movie why wait til the bus accident happened and it went into slumber to act if she was at the end of the third movie wouldnt the creature already be in the barn to be taken care of by the farmer seems like she already got beat to it for her to say it already got speared in the newspaper at the end was she waiting to team up with them did the farmer get killed by the creeper for the creature to kill dani then do all of this then do the bus then fall asleep why explain again what we already know about the creeper we already know what it does and why it does it to regenerate and then sleep they explained it in 1 and 2 movie why explain it again in three and why wait so long for her to get revenge the 23 day period it killed her brother then terrorized buddy and girlfriend then attacked bus then went to sleep i mean was this movie a flash back to when it was still alive before it fell asleep if so when it wakes up it would be at the farmers barn whats the sister going to do .

     
  4. So in the first movie it killed dani then terrorized buddie and girlfriend and then killed bus of kids then slept and farmers pinned it to barn so in the end she waited 23 years to act against it wouldnt the creature be in the barn still i figure the farmers would already beat her to it do the farmers get killed does she team up with them i take it this movie was a flashback to when the monster was still alive for the original 23 days before the second movie where it slept what i dont get is if they already figured it out in this movie why didnt they stop it by killing its body parts while it was on a rampage with the bus they would have plenty of time to do this while it was sleeping for the 23 years in the farm buddy and his girlfriend could have done it since he wasnt on bus and at families house. And where was the girl from in the original movie for all those years waiting gathering info if she did she would have tlked to everyone in the third movie by now and figured out how to kill it why wait twenty three years to go after its body parts is the other pieces only alive if its awake and they have to kill it piece by piece within 23 days if so it has one down .still only explaining what it does and we already knew why it was alive and what it did from first two movies why bring it up again why not tell the story of where it originated all we know is it eats for 23 days then sleeps whats the deeper meaning behind it the first and second had more mystery the third didnt make sense .

     

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