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 that turned into nothing
I liked it! For me, it was filmed brilliantly, with the actors portraying their slightly weirdo characters really well. I loved the idea of Mr. Jones and his 'sending totems all over the world' too. A solid 4 skulls from me. Do we win prizes for our reviews, by the way? I only ask as I've written (in my opinion) some reyt bangers over the course of me having an account with Shudder, and I feel it's only right and proper that we few who can actually string a sentence together, and (oxford comma right there for ya) can be bothered to write more that 'lame' or 'good' deserve recognition.
Rare occasion where I wish a movie was a little more linear, still a good watch though.
Slow start, but really felt like it could be going somewhere. Unfortunately, the plot gets lost in the woods and meanders for the remainder of the film, with the movie largely becoming characters asking what is happening and handheld shakey-cam so bad that the audience also can't see what's going on. It does look pretty, though.