The early premiere of Jeepers Creepers 3 has been cancelled after protest threats against the film’s director Victor Saliva, a convicted sex offender.
Jeepers Creepers 3 has been in the works for many years now and not without its share of hurdles, bumps and extreme controversy. There’s no getting around it really. Salva has been convicted of some pretty awful things in the past and served 18 months of a 3-year sentence following his conviction. Many believe these crimes should disqualify him from participating in creating more films, however, after some struggle, a lot of boycotts and turbulent production, he has managed to get a Jeepers Creepers follow-up off the ground.
The horror sequel was set to have its world premiere TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles on September 13th but due to heavy protests, the screening has been cancelled. This message was recently sent to customers who purchased tickets for the event:
Dear Valued Customer,
We would like to inform you that due to events beyond our control, the screening event hosted by @Moviedude18 for “Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 3” on Wednesday September 13, 2017 will no longer take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your party. We have worked with Fandango to refund your purchase directly. You should see the refund in your account within the next few days. We would like to offer you free passes. You may redeem them at the box office upon your next visit by showing this email or we can mail them to you if you provide us with your mailing address.
Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.
TCL Chinese Theatres Management
Promoter/Organizer Kory Davis gave a news conference following the email and elaborated on the circumstances:
I want to make it 100% clear: This is not Davis’ fault; over the years he’s produced many successful screenings throughout Los Angeles, including an incredible double-feature of Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky last month. These truly are circumstances beyond his control. The event was legitimate and was intended to be the world premiere of Jeepers Creepers 3.
After many false starts and setbacks, principal photography on Jeepers Creepers 3 finally began on February 15, 2017 and finished April 18. According to one of the film’s stars, Gina Philips, a fourth instalment of the franchise is already being planned. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen.
Synopsis: Taking place right after the end of the first film, Sgt. Tubbs teams with a group of hunters from Wheaton Valley to find and stop the creeper before the end of its 23 day feeding frenzy. The Creeper fights back in gory glory