I only recently heard about Jug Face. I’ve seen the posters with star Lauren Ashley Carter (The Woman) and her disturbing milky-white eyes, but I hadn’t given it the time of the day. Now, I’m genuinely excited for what looks like a crazy creepy film with solid acting and a surprisingly absorbing story.
The film follows Ada (Carter) whom after getting pregnant with her brother’s child, learns she is the next to be sacrificed to a demon that her backwoods community worships for good health and protection.
Writer/Director Chad Crawford Kinkle won the Slamdance Grand Prize Screenwriting Award for this film, which was later picked up by producer Andrew van den Houten CEO of Modernciné.
I personally know plenty of fellow screenwriters who have tried and failed to obtain that precious title, so Chad Crawford Kinkle‘s script must be out of this world. And what’s even better is that it’s a horror movie!
The film co-stars Modernciné veteran Sean Bridgers (The Woman), Larry Fessenden who produced the cult-favorite Stake Land, Sean Young of Blade Runner and Dune (1984) fame, former child star Daniel Manche, and genius-level mathematician and university professor Michael G. Crandall as The Creature. If that ain’t a rag-tag group of actors I don’t know what is…
The movie premiered at Slamdance with mostly positive reviews, citing “stellar performances” and “loaded with talent in front of and behind the camera”.
You can find Jug Face on VOD now, with a limited theatrical release coming August 9th.
Check out the clip and official synopsis below and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments!
Synopsis: Jug Face tells the story of a pregnant teen trying to escape a backwoods community when she discovers that she may be sacrificed to a creature in a pit. The entity in the pit requires a life for keeping the community safe. The face of the person to be sacrificed is crafted onto a ceramic jug. When ignored, the entity unleashes an evil onto the community. Now no one is safe as tragedy befalls each member one by one and they soon realize that the pit wants what it wants.