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COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Mr. Jones Blu-ray Review

Created: 05/07/2014 2:34 PM KSTP.com
By: Aaron Chalich

This past week I watched a very creepy and intense film from Anchor Bay Films called “Mr. Jones” on Blu-ray. 

“Mr. Jones” is a very terrifying horror film that will have you on the edge of your seat.  It is full of many surprises and lots of scary images that will give you nightmares.

It was written and directed by Karl Mueller and stars Jon Foster (“Stay Alive”), Sarah Jones (“Sons of Anarchy”), Diane Neal (“Law & Order”), Mark Steger (“I Am Legend”) and David Clennon (“The Thing”).

The story is about a couple named Scott (Jon Foster) and Penny (Sarah Jones) who leave their lives in the city behind to move out to a cabin in the country.  Scott wants to make a documentary, and while filming it, he discovers that they are not alone.  A strange artist known as Mr. Jones (Mark Steger) is living out there, and he only comes out at night to create strange scarecrows.  Scott and Penny want to learn more about Mr. Jones, so they decide to make a documentary on him.  At one point in the film, Scott and Penny sneak into Mr. Jones’s home, and that’s when the nightmare begins.

I really liked the story and thought it was very well written.  The story is very creepy, and you really want to learn more about Mr. Jones and why he creates such strange art.

There are not many characters in the film, and I think that’s great, because it really proves that you do not need a huge cast to make a scary film.  The actors really do a great job, and their characters are very believable.

The one thing that I was a little disappointed with was that it was missing some extras.  It would have been nice to see a trailer or some interviews.

Overall, I really enjoyed Anchor Bay Films “Mr. Jones” a lot. It is such a fun and thrilling movie to watch.  There are some really great and surprising twists that keep the film interesting and exciting.  I know that if you are a fan of horror films and are looking for a new and scary film, then I would highly recommend that you check out “Mr. Jones.”

“Mr. Jones” is rated PG-13 for terror, frightening images, and language.

Aaron Chalich is a KSTP.com entertainment columnist.


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