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The Jar (1984)

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


Bruce Toscano


George Bradley


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


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



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Release Date:

16 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charon See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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According to a 2012 review on Horrornews.net, the budget for this film was estimated to be $200,000. See more »

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I dare you to try to sit through this film.
18 August 2008 | by negadougSee all my reviews

"The Jar" is a movie sent from the Heavens---not as a gift---but as a means of testing our humanity and the fabric of our very existences. The word "awful" does not even glance the surface of the ocean of atrocity that is this movie. Often a mediocre production can suffer from a lackluster plot but contain redemption in the form of quality acting, pleasing special effects, a great score, or any combination of the aforementioned. Unfortunately, "The Jar" offers no such redemption. As one watches the film, each passing moment exceeds the viewer's expectation of how irrevocably bad a movie can be; his or her notion of what makes a "terrible film" is completely shattered with every stroke of the second hand. The plot: absolute nonsense with no explanation in sight. The music: subtly pleasing---if you enjoy the sound of an orchestra committing suicide using its own instruments. The acting: sometimes rigid, other times absurdly dramatic, at all times unforgivable. The appearance: completely grainy and dark (not in a mood-setting way, but in a "the camera man is totally incompetent" way) with the actors often way out of frame. The total package: incoherent, psychotic, UNWATCHABLE. The only reason a person should ever view "The Jar" is to gain an understanding of what makes a a movie "good"---which translates to exactly the opposite of everything demonstrated in this picture.

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