This week's scene happens after the truck driver (dubbed "BEATNGU" since it's his license plate number) passes the siblings. Lazily driving and chatting after their encounter with BEATNGU, Trish and Darry suddenly come across his truck, parked next to a boarded-up, dilapidated building. The mystery driver is throwing something down a pipe...wrapped and roped in a sheet. Just a note before you watch the clip - it should be set to start around 9:20 and it ends around the 13:00 minute mark, so feel free to wander off after that point.
The creepiest part of this scene for me - and the movie as a whole - is the fact that it was filmed in and around Ocala, Florida, which is less than an hour and a half from where I grew up. So that shadowy, rickety building BEATNGU's dumping something under? Those twisted, tangled trees and vines that mask his dirty deeds? I drove by stuff like that all the time. Sometimes I wonder how close I've come to that exact spot. And sometimes - and this is the most disturbing thought of all - I wonder if I might happen upon it some lazy afternoon while visiting home. Maybe that building still exists, despite what happens in the film. Maybe that pipe is real.
This scene proves that terrifying moments aren't reserved for the darkness. Happy Halloween, friends. And happy driving...
This is in my Top 10 scary movies. I'd love to watch it again, maybe out in an open field in Ocala. Great pick!ReplyDelete
Pat - It's definitely in my top 10 as well. I'm up for the Ocala viewing. Maybe we could project it on a big bloody sheet??Delete
I didn't really like it as a whole but it had some really great moments. I actually liked Jeepers Creepers 2 quite a lot too. Is that wrong?ReplyDelete
Pete - No worries - JC2 was pretty good although I like the original a lot more. The sequel kind of followed that typical sequel formula - pit the monster up against a big group of kids. Kind of reminds me of Jaws 2.Delete
They're supposed to be doing a third one - any interest?
Oh creepy scene, for sure!ReplyDelete
Do you know the back story of this film's director, Victor Salva? How he videotaped himself raping a 12 year old boy, went to jail, then continued making films? Shit is nuts.
Erm - no did not know that. Wow.Delete
Thanks for writing such great texts.ReplyDelete
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