Directed by Karl Mueller
Hungry for success, Scott and Penny move from New York to the desert to make a nature documentary. But their focus changes when they discover their creepy hermit neighbor is the reclusive artist Mr. Jones. Smelling a scoop, the duo begin secretly filming their excursions into his doll-filled underground lair. As the couple try to finish their film, their minds start playing scary tricks on them– or is it Mr. Jones? Part of the recent wave of Lynch-inspired indie horror (I CAN SEE YOU, THE RAMBLER), MR. JONES is a surreal shot of adrenaline delivered right to the heart.
A couple makes a documentary about their strange, maybe dangerous neighbor.
Cast: Jon Foster, Sarah Jones, Mark Steger
interesting idea, and points for originality, but seems to have lost its way in the writing/execution. the main characters make bizarre decisions and are inconsistent. not actually scary, especially when the central plot 'twist' has been revealed - which happens surprisingly early.
Interesting concept that gets lost in a film that seems to lack any idea of what it really wants to be, or what it's intentions are. Good acting and editing. An enjoyable movie if you try to appriciate it for it's lore and filmmaking techniques alone and are also prepared to throw any particular narrative tropes out of the window by around the second act. Something to pleasantly pass the time.
Because endings that make sense are overrated!!
Its a found footage movie and well they are rarely very good. This one though is a really pretty unique story, well told with decent actors and yes it has the shaky cam which is annoying af but a really creepy original story goes a long way in my book. Decent film worth a watch.