Jug Face
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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 mysterious 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. (c) Modern Distributors

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This morbid, cruel movie seems leached of all things that might inadvertently give viewers pleasure."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"An impressively oozing slab of indie horror that bodes well for first-time writer-director Chad Crawford Kinkle."
‑ Rob Nelson, Variety
"Jug Face is part supernatural horror and part nutso cult escape flick, but it never fully commits to either."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"A rising tide of dread and desperation marks Jug Face, a low-budget, independent slice of Southern Gothic characterized by a solid technical package."
‑ Brent Simon, Shockya.com
"dark and poetic horror territory"
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
"Some low-budget manifestations of the supernatural jazz up the frights now and again, but as the novelty of worshiping a hole in the ground fades, the film paints itself into a corner."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"Kinkle shows welcome restraint in pacing his grimy little tale, even if the sum of its parts never quite feels like more than an admirably rendered campfire yarn."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
""Jug Face" is not uniformly polished, yet it's a breakthrough, not so much for gore, or terror, but because the director can truly do tension, maybe a harder trick to pull off."
‑ Marsha McCreadie, RogerEbert.com
"Chad Crawford Kinkle impressively imbues this supernatural world of backwoods mysticism with a plausible milieu while still staying committed to the film's own brewing insanity."
‑ Nick McCarthy, Slant Magazine
"A well-acted, genre-busting curiosity, "Jug Face" is bold of premise and disquieting in its low-key mounting."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"Creepy atmospherics enliven this idiosyncratic chiller."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Kinkle shows a deft hand at pacing and the gore is kept to a minimum."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Village Voice
"Jug Face becomes incredibly more terrifying once the themes of death are allowed to sink in, lingering in your mind hours after Kinkle's movie ends."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"The best indie horror movie I've seen in years. Creepy and menacing."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"A steady pulse of dread, making the macabre aspects of the work all the more unsettling. It's a terrific picture, smartly made and sharply acted, and it's one of the best chillers of the year."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
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