Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 82% (Critics) / 37% (Audience)
Directed By: Chad Crawford Kinkle
Written By: Chad Crawford Kinkle
Starring: Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashley Carter, Kaitlin Cullum and Sean Young
Studio: Modern Distributors
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. – (Source)
The “indie-ness” of the production and the backwoods settinglent itself to creating a really eerily cool atomsphere to the film. Lauren Ashley Carter was impressive too as Ada. her desire to escape the DELIVERANCE style life to something out of the backwoods and into the city was palpable as well as her desire to not become another in a long line of sacrifices to the Pit. Ada was a very nicely fleshed out character and Carter’s performance went a long way toward making her someone you wanted to root for even when she was being selfish (letting others take her place in The Pit) or just plain yucky (her incestuous relationship with her brother).
The lack of budget really hurt this film when it came time to show just what the hell was going on with the otherworldly entity in The Pit. All I got out of it was that a bunch of hill folk were worshipping a dirty puddle of water in a hole in the middle of the woods. Didn’t do much to drive home the horror part of this horror film.
Once upon a time Sean Young was one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood. Don’t believe me? Check out her performances in BLADE RUNNER, DUNE, NO WAY OUT and even THE BOOST. So how did that promising young actress become the mature caricature who bumbles her way through one of the worst Southern accents in movie history in this film? Wasted potential is very tragic and Young is a prime example of it.
Final Verdict: JUG FACE is a worthwhile movie to see if you have the chance just because of it’s inherent oddness and a nice performance by the lead actress but don’t go into it expecting any real scares because those are pretty much non-existent.