Horror fans are a loyal and devoted brood. Once they decide on a film, they remain faithful to it from then on. This can be said of those who call themselves fans of the Jeepers Creepers franchise.
Although the second, and somewhat confusing third, installment in the franchise never quite hit the heights of the first film, it is essential to understand just how popular the film was, before it garnered its official cult following.
When the original Jeepers Creepers was initially released in 2001, the film took in a box office of almost $60 million. That may not sound like much, but when you take into consideration that only $10 million went into its making, you can see that the investment return was quite substantial.
Next in the franchise came Jeepers Creepers 2. Although this installment also proved to be a success at the box office, it has to this day never been as appreciated by horror fans as the first installment was.
Then with the most recent release, Jeepers Creepers 3 only being given a limited release theatrically, with a healthy yet underscored $4 million, it seems that the franchise may be on its way to fizzling out.
There is no denying that horrors fans being the creatures that they are, would probably get excited about the possibility of a Jeepers Creepers 4.
However, with the dark cloud of controversy surrounding the franchise’s writer and director, Victor Salva—having been convicted of being a sex offender—there is a pretty good possibility that the Jeeper Creeper franchise is one for history.
With all that said and done, most fans of the three films that make up the franchise enjoy them just for what they are—films that are meant to both thrill their viewers, and scare them alike.
Although the actor that portrayed The Creeper in all three films, Jonathan Breck, has on more than one occasion stated he would be up to the task of bringing The Creeper to the big screen once again.