With a new project on the way from Victor Salva called Rosewood Lane, fans have been wondering just where that leaves The Creeper in all this. Fear not, fans. According to director Salva this could be the year we get the beast back.
During an interview with Bloody Disgusting Salva revealed the following about Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral – “MGM has had its share of troubles since the first two ‘Jeepers’ films came out of United Artists under the lion’s umbrella, and that complicated getting ‘JC3’ (we call it ‘Jeepers Threepers’) made as well, but…it can be made without MGM. MGM doesn’t own the ‘Jeepers’ franchise; Francis Coppola’s Zoetrope owns it. And I think this might actually be the year the film gets made. I hope it is. The third installment has lots of goodies for the ‘Jeepers’ fans, and they have been so loyal – and so patient!”
As for Rosewood Lane, “Call it the natural spawn of a number of wonderful, scary, creepy things that I think shaped my ideas of what was scary and what was creepy”, he said of the film’s genesis. “There was an ‘Alfred Hitchcock Hour’ back in the ’60s called ‘To Catch a Butterfly’, a suburban nightmare about a boy next door who was this cruel boy and whose behavior is traced back to his abusive father (played by Ed Asner).”
Salva was also influenced by the classic “Twilight Zone” episode The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.
Each of these films did something more than just make you jump and scream – they had true moments of creepiness that literally gave you chills and goosebumps”, said the director. “I think my own killer-next-door thriller ‘Rosewood Lane’ has its roots in all of those and many more dark tales that put the terror right in your own neighborhood.”
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