The Killing Jar 1998 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
First of all… the cover is decieving. The human in a jar never happens, so points off for that.
Secondly, the plot is good but not carried out well. This movie reminded me of the old ‘Movie of the Week’ or ‘Made for TV’ movies by its quality.
It had a very strong story line, but the translation onto film just didn’t work too well.
The plot was not seamless and the majority is delivered through flashback. That can work at times, but here too much time is spent in the buildup. It takes most of the film to lead to the ‘juicy’ parts and then it’s over quickly.
The music doesn’t go well either. It seems to lessen the effects of the moment.
The acting is middle of the road. The main character’s mood swings are too severe with little tangible reasons for it and little credibility to the scenes.
I would like to see this movie reworked (I cannot believe I’m saying that with how poorly remakes are done). I would hope emphasis would be on delivering a more taut and tense film with less buildup and more action.