|This article's content is marked as Mature|
The page Mature contains mature content that may include coarse language, sexual references, and/or graphic violent images which may be disturbing to some. Mature pages are recommended for those who are 18 years of age and older.
If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page.
Victor Ronald Salva (born March 29, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter who was convicted of sexual abuse of Nathan Forrest Winters when he was 12 years old. Winters starred in one of films, titled Clownhouse from 1989.
Life and Career
Salva was born in Martinez, California and was raised as a Roman Catholic. His biological father abandoned his family while his alcoholic stepfather physically abused him. Victor Salva made his 37-minute short film Something in the Basement in 1986 and the film was a horror allegory about a young boy awaiting his brother's return from a bloody war.
3 years later in 1989, he released his directorial debut film Clownhouse, which was executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola. In 1995, he released a direct-to-video mystery horror film titled The Nature of the Beast, starring Lance Henriksen and Eric Roberts. That same year, Salva released his first big-studio picture, Powder which also stars Henriksen, as well as Mary Steenburgen, Sean Patrick Flanery and Jeff Goldblum. The movie was about an albino boy with special powers that make him an outcast.
However, he is most famous for directing the Jeepers Creepers film series; Jeepers Creepers in 2001, Jeepers Creepers 2 in 2003 and Jeepers Creepers 3 in 2017.
In 1988, Salva was convicted of sexual abuse of Nathan Forrest Winters, one of Clownhouse 's underage stars who was 12 years old at the time. He videotaped one of his encounters and commercial videotapes and magazines containing child pornography were also found in his home. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in state prison.
- His favorite monster movie is The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1953).