The evocatively titled THE KILLING JAR turns out to be a lame psychological chiller that overdoses on the foreshadowing of suspense formula conventions that aren't that compelling to begin with.
Michael Sanford (Brett Cullen) is intent on revitalizing his family's vineyard business, but gets a tepid reception from a community that wants Michael to sell off his heritage to the next generous wine-making conglomerate. Cryptically shielding his concerned wife, Diane (Tamlyn Tomita) from a
painful childhood secret, Michael becomes increasingly moody after driving past the victims of a rampaging maniac who slaughters families on the highway.
Prodded by his wife an...