This Creators. co article was written on 23rd March 2016 and gained 1,300 reads. This was written before plot details for the 3rd film were released, and the film was originally going to be based on the ‘Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral’ script (which I hadn’t read at the time).
Twelve years after ‘Jeepers Creepers 2’ was released, production for the third film will finally start early next year and I am really looking forward to it (as you probably know by now, it’s one of my favourite horror films). However, the one aspect I’m not keen on about ‘Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral’ is the most important part of a film: the plot.
Cathedral takes place during The Creeper’s next feeding cycle, and will follow the sister from the first film, Trisha Jenner, as she tracks down and tries to find a way to end The Creeper’s horrific actions.
While this does sound interesting, I feel this plot would remove the mystery behind the creature. I’m also slightly dissapointed that the new film will re-introduce an older character, and won’t have a completely new story involving the creature. Call me a whiner, but it just sounds very underwhelming, considering we’ve been waiting for a new Jeepers film for twelve years.
Instead of using this plot, I propose three ideas. These aren’t detailed outlines; just basic ones:
-This one will sound contradictary, as I have already mentioned re-visiting an old character won’t work for this. However, my first idea would take place where the second film finished and would follow the two main characters in that film as they deal with The Creeper that they imprisoned.
-Darry and Trisha Jenner (from the first film) mention two other people, Kenny and Darla, who were killed near where they’re driving. However, their bodies were never found (although the brother does later find them). In my second idea, Jeepers Creepers 3 would follow Kenny and Darla as we see their encounter with The Creeper.
-My last idea would be set a lot earlier, e.g.: 19th Century, and would explore how people dealt with the creature then. Because it’s implied that The Creeper can’t die, this plot would be possible to do.
Again, these are basic outlines. However, what do you think of these plot ideas?
According to IMDb, ‘Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral’ is due for release in 2017.