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The Jack in the Box (2019)

When a vintage Jack-in-the-box is un-earthed and opened, it's new owners soon have reason to believe the creepy clown doll within has a life of it's own.

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Lawrence Fowler

Writer:

Lawrence Fowler
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ethan Taylor Ethan Taylor ... Casey Reynolds
Robert Nairne ... Jack
Lucy-Jane Quinlan ... Lisa Cartwright
Philip Ridout ... Norman Cleaver
Darrie Gardner Darrie Gardner ... Rachel Thompson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Abomeli ... David Onyilogwu
Simon Balfour ... Detective Martin
Tom Carter ... Maurice Ainsworth
Vinnie Clarke ... Aaron Bishop
Stacey Lynn Crowe ... Gwen Parkinson
William Frazer William Frazer ... Steven Moore
Laura Janes Laura Janes ... Maria Smith
Lucy Proctor Lucy Proctor ... Waitress
Peter Rawlings Peter Rawlings ... Prison Guard
Kathleen Ray ... Mandy Hinchley
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When a vintage Jack-In-The-Box is un-earthed and donated to a museum in the heart of the woods, its not long before staff member Casey Reynolds has reason to believe the creepy clown doll inside has a life of its own. As Casey discovers his colleagues are dying one-by-one, will he find a way to end the nightmare, or will he too fall victim to the box's curse? Written by Up A Notch Productions

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Once you open the box, you can't escape it.

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Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2019 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Northampton, UK

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2.39:1
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It's okay.
22 February 2020 | by OtkonSee all my reviews

It's not gory. It's not fast-paced. It's not fancy.

They clearly spent all the budget on the box and Jack - which are nice and convincing. But they obviously hired their cousin with a DSLR to shoot it. It is recorded with ambient light and sound. So it just looks and sounds flat. That seems to be the standard nowadays in these dime-a-dozen pre-professional horror movies. So if you are looking for stimulating atmosphere, there is an echo-y, brightly sunlit, nearly empty local historical society "museum" at the center of the film.

It is also very understated in a British way. The lead actor will wind up going on to better things. He is charmingly handsome; and it is only up for him from here. He just had a peculiarly muted accent. Most of the other cast was staid and just there.

The movie had some interesting ideas. A decent protagonist. A very well-designed villain. But horror-oriented plot, suspense and execution - not so much.


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