¡Qué horror! 2013
Chad Crawford Kinkle’s feature debut, Jug Face, walks firmly and comfortably in the fine horror tradition of Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery, where a secluded community harbors a long and dark tradition steeped in sacrifice.
Here, Lauren Ashley Carter is the luckless Ada, whose desperate need to keep her shameful secret safe upsets the unsettling status quo of her small backwoods community; Carter was one of the voice talents on Antoine Charreyron’s The Prodigies, and also appeared in Lucky McKee’s The Woman (McKee executive produces on Jug Face).
Other familiar genre faces, Sean Young and Larry Fessenden (hurrah!), are also in here as Ada’s parents.
This is certainly not your standard Hollywood horror affair, and it’s all the better for it!
(Jug Face OS courtesy of impawards.com.)