Jeepers Creepers 3 only played on two dates in September, but fans who missed its limited theatrical run were able to catch the flick twice last month during Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween. After waiting over a decade for another sequel, fans were anxious to learn more about the titular Creeper. We’d been told clues to the insidious creature’s origins would be revealed, and they were—just not to the audience!
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Warning: Below There Be Spoilers!
During the film, Sheriff Dan Tashtego (played by Stan Shaw) and Gaylen Brandon (Meg Foster) each take hold of The Creeper’s severed hand and are promptly sent into a trance. Upon emerging, each has knowledge of what the beast actually is and, presumably, how to kill it. Too bad they don’t share that information with the rest of us. I guess that’s their hook for Part 4!
The film concludes with The Creeper retrieving his severed hand, along with a note that reads: “We know what you are.” After reading, the fiend drops to his knees and screams, releasing such a malignant howl that crows flying overhead drop dead from the sky. And… that’s pretty much it!
So, what does it all mean and can we infer anything at all about the Creeper’s origins or weaknesses from the film itself? Check out the video below from our friend Acid Glow on YouTube. While it won’t fill in all the blanks, it’ll at least offers some educated postulations—which is more than we got from writer/director Victor Salva!
Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section. Have you seen Jeepers Creepers 3 and, if so, does this video help enhance your understanding of the film’s subtext? And if you haven’t seen Jeepers Creepers 3, check out the trailer, synopsis, and review after that. Enjoy!
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Official Synopsis: Taking place on the last day of the Creeper’s twenty-three-day feeding frenzy, as the skeptical Sargent Tubbs teams up with a task force hellbent on destroying the Creeper for good. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.
The film features Meg Foster, Gina Philips, and Jonathan Breck.
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