Jack the Reaper 2013 NR CC

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A group of unsuspecting teens face a railroad reaper in his desert carnival.

Starring:
Tony Todd, Sally Kirkland
Runtime:
1 hour 27 minutes

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Jack the Reaper

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Kimberly Seilhamer
Starring Tony Todd, Sally Kirkland
Supporting actors Douglas Tait, David Beeler, Chris Bruno, Joel Bryant, Stacey Carino, Richardson Chery, Isabel Cueva, Adam David, Jemal Draco, Mark Erikson, John J. Fischer, Jay Gillespie, Joshua Gold, Alexandra Holder, Hope Jaymes, Annika Laughlin, Braeden Laughlin, Lawrence P. Laughlin
Studio Phase 4 Films (USA), LLC
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The only plus was the acting.
loveman666
Tony Todd & Sally Kirkland have only one scene and there one scene is towards the beginning of the film.
Hector Baez
It was alright just didn't have enough gore (for my taste).
shane s.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. E Jackson on December 19, 2013
Format: DVD
Jack the Reaper is one of those little surprises that I totally wasn't expecting to enjoy, especially given how the movie is not exactly a box office smash. Since it's a really unpopular movie that obviously flew under the radar and went unnoticed, and given the mixed reviews here on amazon (in fact "mixed" is being generous- most people strongly dislike the movie) I'm rather happy with the film overall.

Tony Todd, as some of you may remember from the Candyman horror series, continues to freak me out! Seriously he's one very freaky presence in horror movies. Must be the frightening look in his eyes. Anyway his role in Jack the Reaper is rather tame- he simply shares the history of a desert location and warns a group of teens about a certain Jack the Reaper that roams around. Something like "Once he sees you, he already has you". Of course you can probably guess what this is- it's a teen slasher movie.

While I believe the acting is below average, the deaths are few and far between (it takes forever to get to the first one in fact- like over an hour), and the bad guy is nothing more than a pale faced alien-like creature (ha, pale in the desert, guess who's been hiding in the tricky mirror room all day!) what this movie does well is make each of the teens memorable. They're all different in their own little ways- the chubby boy gets picked on by the others, another kid is a misfit or an outsider, another is a deaf girl, the other is an impatient easily annoyed Asian girl, one of the popular boys decides to finally man up and promise he'll be there for his pregnant girlfriend through thick and thin, etc. Everyone's unique in their own little way. I respect a horror film that devotes time building characters. That way we care about them when they die.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hector Baez on November 16, 2013
Format: DVD
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Jack the Reaper (2011) *
D: Kimberly Seilhamer
C: Tony Todd, Sally Kirkland, Douglas Tait
P: A bus carrying a group of high school students on a field trip crashes in the middle of a long stretch of desert. To occupy their time, the kids check out a nearby carnival that is supposedly haunted by a creature known as Railroad Jack, a creature that is intent on laying claim to souls and ushering them into the afterlife.

Anytime the plot revolves around a big plot twist, that plot twist needs to either be interesting, unpredictable and/or shocking. The main problem with Jack the Reaper, is that the plot twist is rather predictable. We've all seen it a million times before and we've seen it done a million times before far more interestingly. So what we're left with is a film that drags from one scene to next for well over an hour, waiting for the main characters to figure out what is going on, so that the film can be over with and we can get back to our lives.

Tony Todd & Sally Kirkland have only one scene and there one scene is towards the beginning of the film. They both turn in competent performances, but they only have one scene so there is only so much that they can do to try and salvage this film. The film takes place at a carnival, but somehow or another the filmmaker's find to fail the nostalgia and whimsy in a carnival setting.

Jack the Reaper was flawed to begin with due to a fundamentally weak story, but the film fails to use some of the positive things that were at its disposal in a meaningful way such as a better then average cast and a setting that is classic & timeless. Jack the Reaper is the type of film that you watch while paying bills, doing household chores, answering e-mails, etc. [R] 86 mins.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on June 9, 2013
Format: DVD
The film opens with narration about Jack the Reaper. Apparently RR accidents have their own special reaper. A group of high school kids on a field trip encounter a bus accident at a RR crossing. There is a nearby carnival where they go for help, but end up playing games as the carnival is deserted. Jack shows up and the carnage begins. The "twist" we already have figured out. Tony Todd has a minor role.

This slasher doesn't bring anything new to the table. Harold's grandmother was a hoot, but outside of that, the character were simply okay with jocks, a fat kid, a picked on albino, an oriental girl, a blond floozy with her deaf-mute cousin, plus a girl with daddy issues. There are too many characters to develop them all, so we are given quick intros as they load the bus.

It is a so-so slasher with the mute girl screaming when she gets hit with a pick.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity. It appeared on TV as a Movie Channel extra.
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Format: DVD
"Jack the Reaper" starts kind of slow and I do mean slow, at whopping 35mins to 40mins into the movie before any action takes place. This movie had so much potential ,but I wouldn't pay 2 to 3 bucks to see it , I caught this on Netflix today. It's entertaining if your looking for movies to add to your movie night it would work. Worthy of mentioning, the only reason I continued to watch was because of the guy from Candy Man was in it; so I figured it was worth the watch.
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