October 23, 2013

Jug Face (2013)

(aka Deliverance 2: Electric Boogaloo)
Release Date: On DVD and Blu-ray now.
Country: USA
Written & Directed by: Chad Crawford Kinkle.
Starring: Sean Bridgers, Lauren Ashely Carter, Larry Fessenden, Daniel Manche and Sean Young. Yes, that Sean Young.

After watching the trailer for Jug Face, we originally thought that it was going to be about some crazy Hillbilly Demon named Jugface, that lived in a muddy hole in the backwoods of Cousin-Fuck, Arkansas.

Every so often, Jugface demands that the local yokels offer him a human sacrifice, and in return he wouldn't kill them all, and maybe he'd give them a bunch of cigarettes and moonshine, or something.

Sounds like a good deal all around, for the simple folk of Cousin-Fuck, right?

Having finally seen the movie, I have to say that our speculation was kinda sorta right, but that this movie ended up being a far different beast than we had envisioned it to be.

A small, backwoods community of rubes in Bumblefuck, Kentucky have themselves a muddy little pit out yonder, which they worship faithfully. Is the pit alive? Is there a Demon living in the pit? Is the pit a gateway to a darker dimension? Who knows! Point is, it gets prayed to because it heals them of their ills, and I think maybe it does other stuff for them too (?)

Dawai is a potter who makes clay jugs with faces on them, because he's got himself the gift of sight. See, when the pit is hungry, it sends Dawai a message (?) in his brain, which ends up being the face that will go on his next jug. Why is that a big deal? Because whomever's face ends up on the jug, gets fed to the pit.

What is in that dang pit!
Ada is a cute lil' thang who has been sneaking off into the woods to have sex with her brother, Jessaby. One day after some incestuous scrumping, she returns to he folk only to find that her face is on Dawai's latest jug. Naturally she panics and hides the jug, and everything goes to hell from there.

Will Ada get herself fed to the pit before she can escape Cousin-Lick, Virginia? Will Bodey, Sustin, Loriss, Pyer and Corber find out what Ada, Jessaby and Dawai are up to? Will we ever find out who gave these people such God-awful names? You know what, I don't even want to know the answer to that last one.

Girl, you know you can't stop pit.
Jug Face has an interesting concept going for it, and it ended up being a pretty interesting watch. The acting is pretty solid across the board which is a good thing, seeing as how most of the movie is character interaction, as opposed to action or incident.

Jug Face is a subtle little movie that doesn't really explain all that much about itself, but gives you just enough info here and there to hook you and keep you on the line. There are plenty of Religious aspects to Jug Face as well, though none of it is portrayed in typical fashion. These people worship a pit, and sacrifice whomever they need to to appease it, even themselves. The blind faith nature of the goings on here definitely smacks of Religious Fundamentalism

Will Ferrell as Dawai.
This movie moved along at a snails pace, and while it was pretty well made and held our interest, not a whole hell of a lot happened. Don't get me wrong, there are some tense scenes, and even a few gory ones, but for the most part, it felt like a character study on simple folk living their simple southern lives. It's not necessarily a bad thing, if you look at Jug Face as more of a Drama than a Horror movie.

Watching a brother and sister sneak off to make passionate, forbidden love was pretty creepy. Add to that the fact that sis got a baby in her belly from their incestuous romp, and the whole plot point really made the movie that much more uncomfortable.

That's what you get for makin' 'tarded babies with your kin!
That dang hole sucked some folks up, n' other folks had their throats cut and were made to bleed out into the hole. Not a ton of gore in this one, but it was there.

Yeah, there was a sex scene that had some nudity... and it was between a brother and sister, so... yeah.

Simple folk take their Religious beliefs very, very seriously.

Will Ferrell is about to rape you! Run!
The poster for Jug Face is a bit misleading, as it made us think that this movie was going to be a creepy possession flick, which it really wasn't. If you put that idea out of your mind, and go into this one with no expectation, you'll most likely be entertained with what you get. It's a pretty decent middle-of-the-road movie, and that's not a bad thing at all.


Lauren Ashley Carter is in this... ain't she cute? Y'all.


  1. I was gonna tell you I seen Jugface when you told me a review was coming, but I was curious to see your review first, and as (almost) always, you were right on... Isnt it comical that when you start writing in a southern twang, its kinda hard to stop?? (lmfao@Deliverance 2: Electric Boogaloo!!!)

  2. Thought Jug Face was pretty freaking good. It had what's-his-name thats is that horror director but is always in everybody else's horror movies also, lol.
    Anyway, I thought it was a well made, creepy, atmospheric tale of faith and family, and not far off of what some religions teach nowadays.
    As far as the incest parts, although I would never do it, many parts of the world have no problem with it. And just like being gay, incest in the animal kingdom happens all the time, more even.