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Name That Trauma :: Reader Andrew D. on a Spirit in a Jar

June 2nd, 2009 by aunt john · 4 Comments

Greetings! Love the site. Visit just about every day. Love taking a trip down memory lane with all the horror and suspense movies of my youth. I can't even begin to tell you also how many great flicks I've been turned onto. Was wondering about your help with a movie that has plagued me for many years.

Was never bothered by most horror movies (or the monsters/killers) but there was this one film that has always bothered me. Not sure if it was an actual theatre movie or made-for-T.V. Saw it maybe when I was between 10-13 (am 36 now). It involved several people (possible kids) digging up a glass bottle/mason jar out of the ground. After opening it (or having it break) a vengeful spirit/demon thing caused all sorts of mayhem until they managed to trap it back in another bottle at the end of the movie.

I remember it was really creepy and had an evil edge to it and it always bothered me that you could release something so evil on accident. Any ideas folks?

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Brother Bill
Brother Bill
11 years ago

Could you possibly be thinking of Steven Spielberg’s made for TV film “Something Evil”? It’s been a LONG while since I’ve seen it but it featured a mason jar that glowed and made creepy, baby-like noises. There were poltergiests and other supernatural things going on, somehow tied to the jar.

Brother Bill
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anarchyboy73
anarchyboy73
11 years ago

I’m pretty sure the jar just appeared to be an empty mason jar. no glowing effects or anything.

FatherOfTears
11 years ago

Hmmmmm……………Could this have been the inspiration for that claymation video for Alice In Chains’s “I Stay Away”.

Kinder Trauma
9 years ago

Reader boomboom concurs with Brother Bill & emailed this:

I might have an answer to your movie. I saw this movie when I was about 11 an it’s the only movie to give me nightmares to this day. The name is Something Evil …. good luck !!!