Jeepers Creepers 2

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Just because Victor Salva once filmed himself molesting a sixth-grade child actor while making a horror film about evil clowns is no reason to judge him harshly or not give him your money.

This wasn't mentioned in the press notes, but the writer and director of the "Jeepers Creepers" series, Victor Salva, is a convicted child molester. In Hollywood, such indiscretions are apparently not only forgiven, but earn you movie opportunities, powerful mentors, great tables at restaurants and the occasional Roman Polanski-style standing ovation. I say let bygones be bygones. Just because Victor Salva once filmed himself molesting a sixth-grade child actor while making a horror film about evil clowns is no reason to judge him harshly or not give him your money.

"Jeepers Creepers 2," curiously, features numerous shots of shirtless teenage boys. A high school basketball team is stranded after its bus blows a tire on a lonely highway on an apparently hot day. Soon, the authority figures have disappeared and the kids are being stalked by "The Creeper," a flying carnivore that signifies its intent by licking the school bus windows suggestively.

The monster awakens once every 23 years to eat for 23 days, which means it's hungrier than Willie Nelson at a Country Buffet. The Creeper, however, only eats the stupid: people who stick their heads into holes, wander into the open to investigate the screaming noises, poke the monster when they think it's dead, or film themselves molesting... oh, wait, never mind.

With the bar for sequels this precipitously low, how far away are we from "Gigli 2"? But when there's money to be made, you can bet Hollywood will be lining up the convicted child molesters to give it a whirl.

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