The Divide scribe Karl Mueller makes his directorial debut with Mr. Jones, a mysterious found-footage thriller that I’ve been keeping a close eye on for well over a year now. We now have the film’s very first trailer and it delivers all the creepy goods in the form of a maddening shaky-cam and a few sinister looking scarecrows. I’ve been keeping a close eye on Mr. Jones for a very long time now so it’s nice to finally see a trailer, and especially one that doesn’t disappoint. I really dig the creepy, unsettling atmosphere the film has created with its skin crawling set designs and the mysterious character of Mr. Jones who sounds absolutely terrifying.
Ah, the sweet found-footage genre, what would we do without you? We’ve seen one hell of a shaky-cam comeback over the years as it feels like 2 out of every 3 horror movies being made these days are taking a page from The Blair Witch Project; hell, even the upcoming Friday the 13th is thinking about taking the iconic franchise into the realm of found-footage. While most of them are okay at best, there is the occasionally found-footage film that effectively uses the style to its advantage. These kind of films, if done right, can create an entirely different kind of horror that traditional films just can’t. The key is that they are placed in the right hands. So is Mr. Jones going to break the mold, or just be another bust? Time will tell on that one, folks. But for now, this one is looking pretty damn good.
Rhino’s Horror reader and fan John, from Pumpkinrot, is the mad genius behind the terrifying creations you’ll see in the film! How cool is that? If you missed the article I wrote up featuring his work, be sure to check it out right here!
Look for Mr. Jones on VOD May 6th.
Scott (Jon Foster of Stay Alive) and Penny (Sarah Jones of “Sons Of Anarchy”) just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. But they’ll soon discover they are not alone: an infamously reclusive artist – known only as ‘Mr. Jones’ – lives nearby. He doesn’t like to be disturbed, and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods. When Scott and Penny’s curiosity leads them too close for Mr. Jones’ comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness and mind-bending terror.
Diane Neal, Mark Steger, and David Clennon co-star in this startling tale from director Karl Mueller.