The Killing Jar (2010) – By Brian Morton

Local diners are a very cool thing, they’re filled with all the local people and are generally a place where all the local gossip is exchanged. Well, in a new movie from writer/director Mark Young, The Killing Jar, takes that small diner vibe and mixes in something dangerous and deadly with it.

The story begins as a group of people are sitting around a diner, it’s the middle of a summer night and no one’s in a hurry to get back to work. There’s the town deputy, a truck driver, a young couple in love, a traveling salesman and the cook and waitress. When the radio announces that a local family has been executed, everyone is upset, but when a dark stranger comes into the diner, it quickly becomes apparent that he’s the likely killer. But, as the group slowly unwinds, everything comes into question and who the killer could be is called into question repeatedly!

The Killing Jar feels like a one act play, but one that would keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. The story is riveting, the violence is sudden and horrific and the mystery remains intact until the bitter end…and then beyond that! I’m giving The Killing Jar 4 out of 4 cigars, it’s a bit hard to get into at the start, but stick with it, it gets much better as the story…and the characters…unwind! Find out more, and get a piece of pie, by heading over to