Movie Review: Jug Face (2013)

Jug Face (2013) Movie Poster

Our Rating

8 Overall

Jug Face (2013)

I am an aficionado of horror movies. Especially ones made independently of Hollywood. You see, Hollywood has a way of doing what is ‘safe’, what has been done before, and likes to remove anything that might be a little risky. The wonderful thing about indie horror films is that they do not need to make compromises to the same degree with regards to storyline. This means that, often, you will discover something interesting and unique if you are willing to go off the beaten track. Jug Face is one of these indie films.

Not so much a horror film in a traditional sense, it is more a Southern Gothic tale about a young girl and the community she lives in. This community has its own religion of sorts – a pit, which demands people from the community as sacrifice at various times. The repercussions for not giving yourself to the pit when your sacrifice is demanded can be truly terrible for the hill folk at large.

Lauren Ashely Carter delivers an excellent performance and is extremely believable in her role. While there are some very dark moments, ultimately this is a beautiful short story, in a very tragic way. Haunting in its own way, I highly recommend Jug Face.

Movie: Jug Face

Jug Face (2013) Movie Poster Year: 2013
Runtime: 81 min
Director: Chad Crawford Kinkle
Writer: Chad Crawford Kinkle
Actors: Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashley Carter, Kaitlin Cullum, Larry Fessenden
My Rating: 8/10
IMDB: tt2620736
Metascore:

IMDB Rating:

Tomatoes Rating:

58

5.2/10

6.5/10

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
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.
  • Gary

    Fantastic. I will put that on the list.