MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,412 this week

Jack-O (1995)

 -  Horror  -  10 October 1995 (USA)
2.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.7/10 from 857 users  
Reviews: 54 user | 16 critic

A long long time ago a wizard was put to death, but he swore vengeance on the townsfolk that did him in, particularly Arthur Kelly's family. Arthur had done the final graces on him when he ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 14 Jul 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 15 Oct 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 08 Jan 2013
 
a list of 172 titles
created 05 Jun 2013
 
a list of 54 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Jack-O" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jack-O (1995)

Jack-O (1995) on IMDb 2.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jack-O.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A violent spirit that manifests itself in the form of a Jack O'Lantern avenges people who have been wronged.

Director: Ron McLellen
Stars: Dave R. Watkins, Kevin L. Powers, Tracy Yarkoni
Halloween Night (Video 2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

The film follows Chris Vale (Scot Nery), a young man who was wrongly convicted of murdering his family in 1982, and admitted into an insane asylum based largely on the fact that Chris had ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Atkins
Stars: Derek Osedach, Rebekah Kochan, Scot Nery
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

It's Halloween in West Minister, and teenager Lynn Starks is attacked by a man wearing a pumpkin face mask in the basement of her house. Her younger brother Jonathan is carving a pumpkin in... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mann
Stars: Michael Zara, Amy Weber, Brian Kary
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Triton Indutries has created a genetically-engineered creature using DNA from human sources. During the course of the experiment, however, the host mother carrying the mutant escapes from ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Latshaw
Stars: James L. Miles, John Alexander, Dorothy Best
Haunting Fear (Video 1990)
Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

A woman has nightmares of being buried alive which somehow awakens a long-repressed enity inside her while her greedy, cheating husband plots to murder her for her money.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Brinke Stevens, Jan-Michael Vincent, Jay Richardson
Dark Universe (Video 1993)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

On its way back to Earth, the space shuttle Nautilus passes through a cloud of alien spores causing its sole occupant, astronaut Steve Thomas to transform into a blood-thirsty monster. The ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Latshaw
Stars: Joe Estevez, Blake Pickett, Laurie Sherman
Hollow Gate (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

At a Halloween party, a young boy is almost killed by his drunken, alcoholic father. Ten years afterward, the boy goes on a murder spree.

Director: Ray Di Zazzo
Stars: Addison Randall, Katrina Alexy, Richard Dry
Evil Spawn (1987)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Microbes are brought back to earth via a space probe from Venus. A scientist is using them in experiments on ageing, but dies before the work is finished. His assistant approaches an ageing... See full summary »

Directors: Kenneth J. Hall, Ted Newsom, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Bobbie Bresee, Drew Godderis, Dawn Wildsmith
FleshEater (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A group of college students on an overnite hayride come across a group of maneating zombies. They must fight for their lives while trying to escape and warn the authorities.

Director: S. William Hinzman
Stars: S. William Hinzman, John Mowod, Leslie Ann Wick
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

The '59 film, The Killer Shrews, found a group of folks on an island with the ravenous beasts. This time James Best's ship captain is hired by a reality crew to return to the island and...you guessed it, the shrews attack again.

Director: Steve Latshaw
Stars: John Schneider, Bruce Davison, Sean Flynn
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A detective and a psychic investigate a series of murders at a trailer park, and suspect that some of the residents are doing the killings--and they are vampires.

Director: Steve Latshaw
Stars: Bently Tittle, Kathy Moran, Patrick Moran
Halloween Night (Video 1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A kindly old grandfather is actually the leader of a murderous satanic cult which sacrifices its victims on Halloween.

Director: Jag Mundhra
Stars: Hy Pyke, Gregory Scott Cummins, Katina Garner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Carolyn Miller
...
Linda Kelly (as Rebecca Wicks)
Gary Doles ...
David Kelly
Ryan Latshaw ...
Sean / David Kelly
Catherine Walsh ...
Vivian Machen
Rachel Carter ...
Julie Miller
...
Jim
Bill Cross ...
Richard Watson
Helen Keeling ...
Amanda Watson
Thor Schweigerath ...
Robbie
Christina Connell ...
Sarah
Kelly Lacy ...
Shannon
George Castells ...
Brent
Bernie Fidello ...
Simms
Michael Walsh ...
Paul
Edit

Storyline

A long long time ago a wizard was put to death, but he swore vengeance on the townsfolk that did him in, particularly Arthur Kelly's family. Arthur had done the final graces on him when he came back to life as Mr. Jack the Pumpkin Man. The Kellys proliferated through the years, and when some devil-may-care teens accidentally unleash Jack-O, young Sean Kelly must stop him somehow as his suburban world is accosted and the attrition rate climbs. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's Baaack! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jacko  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Steve Latshaw:  the Cable Installer. He is credited under the pseudonym "Vic Savage", an in-joke reference to actor/director Vic Savage - aka "Arthur Nelson", 'A.J. Nelson", "Art J. Nelson" - who produced, directed and played the lead in the infamous The Creeping Terror (1964). See more »

Quotes

Rush Gingbaw: [on television] Love your neighbors. Oh, sure, love your neighbors. If they're real Americans.
See more »

Connections

References Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unintentional Gold
13 September 2004 | by (The Treasure State) – See all my reviews

My buddies and I spent the majority of a Saturday afternoon watching a selection of "bad" movies. Among the flicks we watched, the strongest contender (for quality bad-movie fare) was easily Jack-O. It's ludicrous that movies such as "Gigli", "Glitter" and "You Got Served" are listed in IMDBs bottom 100. While they're certainly bad movies, they don't belong in the bottom 100. They're robbing "Jack-O", and "Keeper of Time", etc, of the Bad Movie Greatness they so richly deserve.

So what makes Jack-O so great (in bad movie terms)? For starters, Steve Latshaw, the director, decided to cast his son, Ryan Latshaw, in the role of Sean Kelly. Unfortunately for Steve, Ryan Latshaw was dangerously close to being out-acted by a block of wood. The kid, seriously, has no ability to emote whatsoever. The end result: unintentional comic gold. The kid could be listening to a joke, or just moments away from getting his head smashed asunder, and his expression is one of stony "emotionlessness".

The other aspect of the movie that we found awesome was the sheer number of "double dreaming" sequences. What is a double-dream? Well, it's when a character wakes up from a nightmare, and then something equally nightmarish happens, and then the character wakes up again. Basically: they wake up after dreaming about waking up from a nightmare. Clever device, no? I believe the character of Sean Kelly experienced no less than 3 double-dreaming sequences.

Let's see... what else? Oh yeah! This movie has a veritable cast of thousands. It's truly stunning to see how many speaking roles are introduced throughout the course of the movie. Best of all: almost none of the characters have anything to do with the story. They're either killed by Jack-O, or they serve no purpose whatsoever.

Jack-O himself was pretty sweet. Like most other B-movie monsters, Jack-O has the amazing ability to, seemingly, teleport over great distances. He's invariably hanging-out, somewhere in the background, whenever you're dealing with a major character. What's puzzling, however, is that when he's actually chasing someone he moves at a shambling/stumbling speed, and yet he's able to keep up with people who are sprinting.

That's all for now. Closing remarks: if you're looking for a unintentionally hilarious bad movie, you can't go wrong by renting this beast.

Bad Movie Score: 7/10 Good Movie Score: 3.5/10


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Possibly the Best Film in Cinematic History Drizzle14
10th Anniversary DVD dudleythecaretaker
I swear this story was stolen from me... ssunbreakabless
This movie is the REAL Halloween 4 donl1282
Discuss Jack-O (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?