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Mr. Jones (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 2 May 2014 (USA)
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A young couple moves to the woods and soon finds their nightmares and reality colliding.

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Karl Mueller

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jon Foster ... Scott
Sarah Jones ... Penny
Mark Steger ... Mr. Jones
Faran Tahir ... The Anthropologist
Stanley B. Herman ... The Old Journalist
Ethan Sawyer Ethan Sawyer ... Alleged Scarecrow Recipient
Jordan Byrne ... Peter Cavagnaro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Clennon ... The Curator
Jessica Dowdeswell ... Hooded Penny
Diane Neal ... The Scholar
Rachel O'Meara ... The Skeptic
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A young couple moves to the woods and soon finds their nightmares and reality colliding.

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If you see him... Run.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for terror, frightening images, a scene of sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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English

Release Date:

2 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En el nombre del diablo See more »

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1.78 : 1
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All I Need Is You
Written by Joe Grazulis
Performed by The Film Society
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Not as good as I hoped it would be
30 April 2014 | by alain-kapel5See all my reviews

Mr. Jones is a relatively fresh take on the found footage format, with an intriguing premise which involves the occult and has a Lovecraftian vibe to it.

As a horror fan, I was at least hoping for something interesting, if not scary ('cause I think found footage films lost their touch a while ago). Unfortunately, the film fails to provide any thrills throughout its brief running time, and ends up being very annoying (especially in its second half).

Mr. Jones himself is probably the most interesting aspect of the film, and manages to build up a bit of tension with his appearance, but whenever he goes offscreen we're back to a flat, suspense-free movie. Both of the main characters were okay and acted quite well, but they were given very little backstory, thus ending up being unsympathetic. But hey, at least they weren't screaming all the time...

Another good thing about the movie is its somewhat captivating first half which is presented as a documentary about nature (though switches its main subject to mr. Jones when the main characters become aware of his presence). But the second half betrays its found footage format and turns into a trippy, nightmarish mess. It's an unwelcome change of pace because it tries too hard to scare and fails.

Anyway, if you're planning on watching it, lower your expectations considerably or you will be disappointed. If you don't like found footage horror films, or trippy experiences, then I suggest you skip it.


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