FACES BEHIND THE HORROR VILLAINS

Jonathan Breck (Jeepers Creepers)

Jonathan Breck as The Creeper in Jeepers Creepers

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Speaking of sequels coming out of the blue, Jeepers Creepers 3 arrived in 2017, set between the first movie (2001) and the second one (2003). The original Jeepers Creepers divided critical opinion upon release but quickly gained a cult following, with the eponymous Creeper catching the imagination of horror fans. According to the man underneath the makeup, the entire transformation takes between three and five hours.

“By the time they’re done, I am somebody else … so it’s a lot easier for me to just get into the character,” Jonathan Breck said. The only part of himself that Breck can see when he looks in the mirror are his eyes, but he’s far from uncomfortable in the Creeper get-up. “The suit is cast exactly like my body so it feels like a second skin. When I look in the mirror and I’m bulked up three times the size I normally am, you just feel like there’s nothing you can’t do. It’s like a magic cape that you put on, and instantly you become the Creeper.”

Speaking with IGN about the third (but not final) movie in the series, Breck revealed that he did a lot of his own stunt work on Jeepers Creepers 3 to save money. “I really had to lace up my bootstraps and do a lot of these myself.”

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