The biggest news of the week came on Monday when reliable sources first reported that Jeepers Creepers 3 had finally gone before cameras in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Of course, the turbulent production has seen false starts before, so horror fans were cautiously suspicious. But yesterday, the folks at Cinema Runner exclusively got their hands on a full cast list for JC3, meaning all doubts can pretty much be dismissed. It’s really happening, guys!
So who will we see battling The Creeper when Jeepers Creepers 3 comes to fruition (hopefully sometime in 2018)? Yesterday, we reported that Brandon Stacy had been hired to play Miller, a deputy who in his off-hours leads a band of people on the hunt for the Creeper. He joined previously confirmed cast members Gina Phillips (returning to reprise the role of Trish from the original Jeepers Creepers) and Jonathan Breck who will don the Creeper makeup for a 3rd turn.
Per Cinema Runner:
While there is no word at this time as to whether or not we might see Justin Long back as ‘Derry Jenner’ or Ray Wise return as ‘Jack Taggert Sr.’, the cast list contains a few surprises for genre fans. None other than Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Escape From New York) is in for the sequel and will be playing a character named ‘Gaylen Brandon’. Also appearing is veteran character actor Stan Shaw, who has appeared in various projects such as The Monster Squad, Runaway, Cutthroat Island, and Snake Eyes over the years. Shaw will take on the role of ‘Sheriff Tashtego’.
Joining them in leading or supporting roles are 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, Jordan Salloum, Don Yesso, David Davis, Brandon Stacy, Casey Hendershot, Thomas Francis Murphy, and Carrie Lazar also have roles in the production.
We still don’t have an updated synopsis, but here’s the one that’s been floating around for years:
“Trish Jenner is now a mother of a teenage son named Darry, named after the brother she lost 23 years ago. Trish has a recurring nightmare where her son suffers the same fate as her brother did, killed by the Creeper. Determined to prevent this from happening, Trish, who is now a rich and powerful woman, sets out on a final quest with Jack Taggart Sr. and Jr. to end the Creeper’s reign of terror once and for all. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.”
A trimmed down version of the synopsis was recently added to Jeepers Creepers 3 IMDB page:
A successful mother Patricia “Trish” Jenner teams up with witnesses to a murdering spree by a winged flesh-eating monster in hopes to end his disastrous killings once and for all.
We’ll keep you posted on additional JC3 news as details emerge. Stay tuned!