9 November 2017 | gm286-89-768211
Slow and lacking in scares but adequately capable
It is not easy to make a horror three-quel. Harder if it's a cult film arriving 17 years into the lifespan of a franchise. Adding to that the director's controversy, it was really difficult to make this film all that it could have been.
Jeepers Creepers 3 is not lacking in good cinematography especially given the film's budget. The natural greens pop next to Southern style estates and farmhouses. One scene taking place at dawn with pink skies and a dark looming tree are ominous... A grief-afflicted mother is preparing for the coming of a monster. The mood is rich and dense as any scene from one of the better two films.
CGI is a disappointment. The film struggles in making the Creeper's flight and dart actions look realistic. Not a complete failure like talk around the film's effects make it seem, but passable by any measure.
The most egregious failure throughout the limited scope of production is the film's low fear factor. Far too little is threatening or deliriously creepy in the way the first two films achieved. I can't pinpoint the worst culprit for it. I am near certain that it has something to do with the film's budget.