Mr. Jones 2014

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A couple move to a cabin in the woods where their reclusive neighbour soon begins to haunt them to the point of mind bending fear.

Starring:
Jon Foster,Sarah Jones
Runtime:
1 hour, 23 minutes

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Genres Horror
Director Karl Mueller
Starring Jon Foster, Sarah Jones
Studio ContentMedia
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2.8 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BAZ316 on 3 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD
While this starts off ok and becomes more promising,it ultimately flops.
The story of a mysterious MR JONES is unleashed as the two main characters go away to the middle of nowhere for a break from life. The characters are alright and she is very pretty but there isn't a lot of depth to them. He is obsessed with filming things and that only interests us and him for so long. Well anyway,they encounter a problem with crows flying into their home and a stranger attracting their attraction all the way to his fixed abode. There they find out who he is and what he's about,an artist with an eye for creepy things if you like,he builds weird scarecrows. But it soon becomes a question of is it the crows that are the real problem and is he a danger?
From here,the creepy feeling starts to build more but only till say the last 15 - 20 minutes,there it just gets muddled and weird and comes up with a twist that has been done before and far better,although i was left a little baffled as to what exactly was going on. So for a fair while,i was into this and enjoyed the tension of something wicked about to happen,but just couldn't care less for the last punch in story. Sorry,but this left me feeling cheated after grabbing my attention.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By patrick on 19 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD
I thought this was an excellent idea for a storyline, very unique and well thought out with some genuinely chilling moments. Unfortunately the director's choice to use hand-held camera style footage for the majority of the film ruined it completely.

In a sense, it's hard to imagine the film being done any other way, as it draws a lot of inspiration from the Blair Witch Project. However with the amount of terrible movies being released in this format, I am becoming increasingly frustrated with the restrictions of the 'found footage' genre.

The overall theme of the film is familiar: a couple of mildly irritating twenty-somethings venture into the woods to a remote cabin where something sinister lurks in the shadows etc; nothing we haven't seen before. The unique aspect of the film was the methods and motives of the villain. A former artist who has become twisted and full of hate, descending into madness, he retreats into the woods where he creates bizarre pieces of 'artwork' from bones and twigs, which he then proceeds to mail to people seemingly at random.

The young couple stumble across his twisted creations and what follows is a mixture of trippy encounters and boring interviews with members of New York's art community (I won't go into too much detail).

A frustrating and inconsistent film with a few highs and many lows, hindered by its lack of direction and absence of characters to sympathize with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 50 REVIEWER on 13 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
This is a low budget horror film, which works in part as a "found footage" movie.
Scott and Penny are a cute, thirty-something American married couple, suffering from an early mid-life crisis. They sell up everything and decide to live for one year in a small, secluded house in some woodlands. Scott plans to make a film about their year of going back to nature (part of going back to nature for him means coming off his meds for depression).
A couple of months into the stay, the couple stumble across a nearby shack. Down in the basement is a collection of gruesome looking scarecrows with all manner of weird and wonderful appendages. They look like something which might have been created by H. R. Giger. Penny discovers that the scarecrows are the work of a celebrated artist known as Mr Jones, whom she compares to Banksie, and she's soon making plans to publish a coffee table book using photos of the disturbing creations.
The film then does an irritating detour, with somewhat dull interviews of art historians and art dealers, giving a history of the life of Mr Jones. It's an incongruous segment of the movie, which felt like a very clumsy (and premature) device for revealing the danger that Scott and Penny might be facing. The interviewees explain that Mr Jones was in the habit of sending his startling creations to people as gifts, but with disturbing results. They also explain that you don't ever make contact with Mr Jones...
The two lead actors give perfectly competent performances. The trouble is that they play a rather dull, squabbling couple, who didn't have anything interesting to say. A lot of the film takes place at night when you can't see very much, perhaps indicative of the movie's low budget.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 11 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Scott (Jon Foster) and Penny (Sarah Jones) decide to go away for a year and live in a remote area, a magical house where they never have to eat and go to town for food. Scott wants to film their being away from technology. The movie starts out incredibly bad, some by design. They come across some oddly made "scarecrows" which Penny recognizes as the art of "Mr. Jones" an unknown artist who has sent these pieces to people. Their new goal is to film the artwork and maybe but together a coffee table book or something.

The movie contains boring interviews as filler, one of which gives us an explanation, which repeats itself. The plot (POSSIBLE SPOILER) reminded me of the Jeffrey Konvitz 70's blockbuster. It isn't until the last 30 minutes does the intensity factor go anywhere. The acting was okay, but when you have someone beating on a door yelling "Penny, Penny..." you can't help but think they should have chosen a different name.

The film shows some originality over its hand held counterparts, but suffers from the same problem. Constant close up scenes of a guy's face or film of someone running with the camera makes for crappy viewing. They took a good film concept and cheapened it.

Recommend as a rental.
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