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Thriller Throwback; An underrated Mr. Jones

Amanda Bailey, Staff Writer

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Even though Halloween has come to an end and the Christmas trees find their way back into our homes, that doesn’t mean that the feeling has to go away.

 

An element of the spooky season that sticks around all year goes to thrillers and horror movies. There really isn’t a time where it is frowned upon. Well, maybe just Christmas, but Tim Burton has it covered.

 

Yet, there are some movies that don’t get enough recognition. Given an overall rating of 4.7 out of 10 is Mr. Jones.

 

Mr. Jones is a psychological thriller that was released back in 2014. Directed by Karl Mueller, the plot is about, “two filmmakers discover too late that it was a bad idea to make a documentary about their neighbor, a reclusive artist.”

 

With the synopsis, the main characters Scott and Penny are played by Jon Foster from many other horror movies and Sarah Jones. This married couple who try to find a way to escape the city, find a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Seeking the solace that originally was to be gained, had turned into a nightmarish pull between reality and the dream world.

Many found it to have strange and a good plot line that has a bad turnout. Sure there are times where it gets a little confusing, but with that you have to go into the movie with no thought, no idea how it plays out and ends. Let the story sink in and then think but, not too hard or you’re in for a headache.

 

People also had problems with the how the movie was shot. It didn’t have that typical horror movie feel. And that is where the creativity comes to surface.

 

From the perspective of a documentary, the beauty of raw and blurred moments were brought to play. It made it more real in which many people want to stray away from.

 

This show deserves more than what people gave it.  Give it a chance and people may see more than just a crazy turn of events, but a masterpiece that could use just a little more love and funding.

 

For those who are worried about the terrible “R”, the movie is rated PG-13.

 

Amanda Bailey, Staff Writer

Amanda Cait Bailey was born in Utah, but was raised in other states, Washington and Ohio also being home to her. She moved around due to her father’s...

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