For his first feature film, writer and directer Chad Crawford Kinkle has crafted a chilling, redneck-hick horror legend film in Jug Face. Ar 81 minutes, the log line on IMDB reads: 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 movie features Lauren Ashley Carter as Ada where close-knit families of moonshiners live to serve a pit deep in the woods. A potter creates jug with a face that resembles people within the community. The person “featured” must be sacrificed over an open, living pit filled with what looks like blood. A ghost-child is the speaker for the dead. When Ada discovers the newest made jug, it is her face depicted, her face looking back at her.
Although betrothed, Ada is pregnant with another’s child. She does not want to be the next Jug Face sacrifice, so she steals and hides the potted jug. Her actions cause a disruption in order. The ghost-child is not happy, nor is the community as more and more people needlessly die. In an attempt to right wrongs and stop needless sacrifices, Ada and the potter try to fix all that went wrong. The ending is both unexpected and shocking.
This is a horror movie pure and simple. Frightening and gritty. It will not make you scream. Or jump. It will give you chills and perhaps have you sleep with the lights on.
The cast is made up of lesser known name actors and actresses that are talented and believable. Carter is an amazing Ada. If you are looking for a compelling tale, filled with blood and the stuff urban legends are made of, then I recommend Jug Face. I give it a 7 out of 10 Stars.
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