I feel a bit ashamed of something.. In covering horror happenings in entertainment, I missed out on one big thing: Victor Salva directed the new DARK HORSE horror flick..
That movie was released in only a few theaters this weekend ..
Victor Salva's name should be in your horror brain for two reasons: 1st, he was the director of the JEEPERS CREEPERS films, and secondly, the other reason Salva should be known is for his molestation of a 12-year-old during filming of CLOWNHOUSE.
The VICE article on Salva, linked here, should be read and studied by all. The parallel with Salva is that his sordid history was what it was, but he still creates amazing horror films with great atmosphere..
I recall back in the early days of the HORROR REPORT. I loved the original JEEPERS CREEPERS, and I felt that it reinvented horror movies after a of 1990s 'know what you did last summer' type trash..
But the whole 1989 CLOWNHOUSE scandal came back to haunt him as much as his films haunted theater goers..
And now, 2014, his crimes yet again get mentioned every time one of his films do..
Should the molestation jail sentence be a reason to trash JEEPERS CREEPERS and DARK HORSE? That you're choice.. but at least you'll know where Salva got his peepers..