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Jug Face (2013)

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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.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sean Bridgers ... Dawai
Lauren Ashley Carter ... Ada
Kaitlin Cullum ... Christie
Larry Fessenden ... Sustin
Katie Groshong ... PyerJenkin
Scott Hodges Scott Hodges ... Corber
Daniel Manche ... Jessaby
Alex Maizus Alex Maizus ... Emaciated Boy
Chip Ramsey Chip Ramsey ... Store Owner
Jennifer Spriggs ... Eilen Jenkin
Marvin Starkman ... Coops Jenkin
Mathieu Whitman Mathieu Whitman ... Bodey Jenkin
Sean Young ... Loriss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Greathouse David Greathouse ... Creature suit performer
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Storyline

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.

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Taglines:

The Pit Wants What It Wants.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jug Face See more »

Filming Locations:

Tennessee, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Modernciné, New Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Potter and sculptor Jason Mahlke designed and created the face jugs for the film. See more »

Goofs

When Ada and Eileen are washing clothes in the stream, they are both barefoot. Ada wades across the river and up the bank to hang the clothes and has her vision of the creature attacking Eileen. She screams, her mother runs to her, and they both race down to the river where they see blood, at which point Ada is still barefoot. The two women then follow the blood trail to the pit, running all the way. When they arrive at the pit, Ada is wearing black socks and boots over white stockings. See more »

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Abby Roach, also known as Abby the Spoon Lady is seen playing spoons during the party scene. See more »

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Originality returns!
24 July 2013 | by themissingpatientSee all my reviews

Ada is a sexually active girl in a religious community that lives in the forest making human sacrifice to their god, The Pit. The Pit possesses a chosen member of the community, making a jug with a face molded into it. The person who's face is on the jug is the person they must sacrifice. The Pit wants what it wants. When Ada finds her face on the new jug, she hides it as she suspects she may be pregnant.

This is a great, original new dramatic horror story with some excellent performances. Lauren Ashley Carter gives us reason to like a girl, who if given a different perspective of, most of us would judge harshly and look down upon as she's pregnant with her brother's child. Both her father and mother, played by Larry Fessenden and Sean Young, are played perfectly. However it's Sean Bridgers as Dawai, the jug-maker, who steals the show with his character.

Jug Face is written and directed by Chad Crawford Kinkle. As good of a writer he may show promise to be, what holds Jug Face back from being a great film is that it is poorly paced. Enough time isn't spent on building suspense, adding tension, exploring the horror of all that is going on. We wish the film was longer so we could have spent more time getting to know the characters so that we care whether or not they are going to die. Whether this is a lack of talent or experience as a director is uncertain, what is certain is that the performances and the story make up for this. It's through Sean Bridgers and Lauren Ashley Carter that we come to care for their characters. Sean Young plays one of the most frightening mothers put to screen since Carrie and is more dreadful than The Pit.

Overall, Jug Face will be a twisted, original treat for fans of indie horror.


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