2.7/10
159
19 user 7 critic

The Jar (1984)

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

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

White Fire (1985)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

When Bo was a child, a mysterious stranger sadistically murdered his parents. Only Bo and his sister, Ingrid survived the bloodshed. Now, twenty years later... Bo and his sister are grown ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Pallardy
Stars: Robert Ginty, Fred Williamson, Belinda Mayne
Future War (Video 1997)
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.7/10 X  

A run-away human slave from Earth's future escapes to the present.

Director: Anthony Doublin
Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, Robert Z'Dar, Travis Brooks Stewart
The Item (1999)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Four felons are contacted by an anonymous client via the internet. They are instructed to go to a remote desert island and pick up an "item" and keep it safe for 24 hours. It will then be ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Clark
Stars: DawnMarie Ferrara, Dan Clark, Dave Pressler
Skull Forest (2012)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Four female friends embark on a weekend camping expedition into the woods. Things go horribly awry when the quartet runs afoul of a group of wicked rich folks who enjoy hunting humans for ... See full summary »

Director: Len Kabasinski
Stars: Brian Anthony, Brian Arrington, Luc Bernier
Death Moon (TV Movie 1978)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A manager is sent to vacation by his doctor due to symptoms of stress. He chooses Hawaii, because that's where his grandfather worked as a missionary. He doesn't know that his grandpa and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Kessler
Stars: Robert Foxworth, Joe Penny, Barbara Trentham
Low Blow (1986)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Leo Fong plays a private investigator who is in search of a young girl kidnapped by a religious cult. Destined to save her, he teams up with a Vietnam vet, a pro-boxing champ and a former cop to save her...

Director: Frank Harris
Stars: Leo Fong, Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue
Blood Lake (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

Six teenagers decide to party one weekend, but before the partying begins one couple disappears. Only to be fount brutally murdered. A blood thirsty killer is stalking their summer ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Boggs
Stars: Doug Barry, Angela Darter, Mike Kaufman
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Vanessa, a television reporter covering a story of a farmer attacked by his chickens, discovers that this is not an isolated incident...

Director: René Cardona Jr.
Stars: Christopher Atkins, Michelle Johnson, Sonia Infante
Blood Debts (1985)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An ordinary man becomes a vigilante and wages a one-man war against crime

Director: Teddy Page
Stars: Richard Harrison, Mike Monty, Jim Gaines
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A mute child arrives at a children's home and starts terrorizing the other children with her demonic powers.

Director: Alan Briggs
Stars: Colin Chamberlain, Ginny Rose, Jon Hollanz
Horror

In an attempt to make the greatest discovery of the century, in a newly discovered tomb, a group of friends and one professor descend into a pyramid larger than the big pyramid in the gausa... See full summary »

Director: Len Kabasinski
Stars: Len Kabasinski, Donna Hamblin, Jawn Gross
The Death Train (TV Movie 1978)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An insurance investigator, checking into the death of a man run over by a train in his back yard, uncovers a web of murder, land fraud swindles and supernatural beings.

Director: Igor Auzins
Stars: Hugh Keays-Byrne, Ingrid Mason, Max Meldrum
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Gary Wallace ...
Paul
Karin Sjöberg ...
Crystal
Robert Gerald Witt ...
Jack
Dean Schoepter ...
Young Man
Les Miller ...
Old Man
Don Donovan
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bottle | demon | jar | ghost | car accident | See All (10) »

Taglines:

The Jar . . . it blows the lid off of terror!

Genres:

Horror

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Charon  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Red Letter Media deemed it one of the worst films they had ever seen when talking about it on the show "Best of the Worst". See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


27 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Jar (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?