Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jeepers Creepers It's Not Football

This is probably going to be one of the most random posts I ever write up but hey… it’s something that I have always remembered because of how stupid I was. I remember when Jeepers Creepers came out because the poster for it caught my eye immediately when I walked past it. The raw slanted lettering that spells out the title of the movie made me want to take a pencil and draw out the entire poster by hand. The way that creepy, angry, almost dead looking eyes peers right at you. It made me want to see that movie but the fact was, I was too young still… so I had to see it once it came out on DVD. But, you want to know something really crazy? As I stood there staring at the poster I actually thought that Jeepers Creepers was a horror movie about football. Hard to believe but let me explain why…

The poster shows an eye peering out through a hole in something. This ‘something’ has stitching right down the middle, sort of like a shoelace or something, and whatever that something is it looks leathery. I came to the conclusion that it had to be a football. Perhaps not a modern day one but rather an old one from the 1920s or something and that made me think that it was a period piece. Now, since I thought it was a football I figured that the eye belonged to some sort of monster, or genie or demon that lived inside this football for years until it was released. Again, that doesn’t make sense because if this was a period piece, how could it be living inside a football for hundreds of years if football was invented in the 1900s. I never really figured out why they chose the name Jeepers Creepers but I figured it had to do something with the song.

At the age of 11 or 10, my imagination was wild and I could see something in a piece of bread that wasn’t really there but I would be convinced of it. I saw a football and a genie in the poster for Jeepers Creepers and as hard as I try to look at that poster now, I just can’t see it anymore. Perhaps it’s age or perhaps I lost my childhood imagination but one thing is for certain… I am glad that this movie wasn’t about football.


HorrO said...

What an imagination you have, or like you said had. Sometimes I come up with crazy stuff, but I think I could have stared at that picture for 10 years and never thought of it as an eye in a football. However, since you mentioned it, I do kind of see it. I'm glad this movie wasn't about football too. Turned out to be one of my favorites along with part 2. So when are you going to make a football horror movie?

Mr. Johnny Sandman said...

Hahaha!!! I think I can weave together a football horror movie. It would sort of be like The Faculty but a little freakier and darker. ;)

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