Consider the wretched plot of "Jeepers Creepers 2": An ancient demon dubbed "the Creeper" preys on teenage basketball players trapped in a broken-down bus on a rural highway. Convicted child molester Salva's camera lingers on the shirtless torsos of the boys, alive and dead. The boys, all buff and beautiful in that pedophilic Calvin Klein/Abercrombie and Fitch kind of way, sunbathe on the bus roof. The lascivious Creeper stalks and harvests his victims, devouring "certain parts of their anatomy while laminating the rest," in the words of one movie critic. This orgy of bare skin and blood splatter, the sophisticated artistes lecture us, is convicted child molester Salva's redeeming contribution to society.
Convicted child molester Salva and his corrupt Hollywood enablers gripe that he made a "single mistake" and doesn't deserve to be "slandered." The plain fact is that convicted child molesters such as Salva are enormously predisposed to reoffending. Sgt. Gary Primavera, the police officer who handled the Winters case, said: "Victor has every characteristic of a pedophile that I know of -- and I've worked with enough of them. There was no remorse. The only sadness on Victor's part was that he got caught."
It is an abomination that this man continues to enjoy a position of power and influence over young actors, making movies targeted to teens that indulge his dangerous sexual fetishes. The only thing safe and appropriate for convicted child molester Salva to direct are toilet bowl cleaner commercials.
Hollywood's greedy ghouls think otherwise. "Jeepers Creepers 2" has grossed nearly $40 million so far and remains in the top 10. Francis Ford Coppola's co-executive producer, Bobby Rock, glibly told the San Jose Mercury News last week: "The film did very well at the box office -- that's all that matters to us.''