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The Jar (1984)

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A motorist who comes upon an auto accident finds a bottle at the scene. The bottle contains a demon who proceeds to possess him.

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A motorist who comes upon an auto accident finds a bottle at the scene. The bottle contains a demon who proceeds to possess him.

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yeah it was pretty bad
8 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hello, this is Paul who was in the Jar, and many thanks to those of you who actually saw this movie.

I have to agree, it was one of the worst movies ever made, but because I was in it, I had to give it a 4.

Okay, my acting was horrible, but in my defense, most of the movie was shot in one take. We shot the movie in two stretches of two weeks. If you look closely, you will notice my hair is longer in some scenes than in others. One stretch was shot in the fall, when my hair was longer, and the other stretch was shot in the spring, when my hair was shorter. Then we did some pickup shots later in the summer.

We hardly rehearsed any scenes at all.

All I can say is, we did our best with what we had.

If I remember correctly, the movie was shot on a budget of about $200,000.

Oh - yup, we dubbed all of the dialog. We would shoot from 5 or 6 am until it got dark, then go to the sound studio and dub until 1 or 2 am, then get up and shoot the next day.

The director decided he didn't want the 60 hz signal so he could sync the recorded voices to the film, so he and his assistant ended up cutting little pieces of tape and splicing them together to at least try to make the sound match the movie.

In Bruce's defense (the director) he was a decent photographer. I think he and the script writer had a vision of what they wanted the movie to be. If I remember correctly, they were trying to portray various incidents of inhumanity and how inhumanity could pass from one person to the next.

So if any of you know of sci fi cons where they would like commentary on what some consider to be the worst film ever made, send me an e-mail.


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