Jug Face

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"The pit wants what it wants"
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • 5.2  (7,738)
  • 58

In the movie "Jug Face," we are introduced to a small, isolated community in the backwoods of the southern United States, where tradition and superstition rule supreme. The leaders of this community follow a belief system that is a peculiar blend of Christianity and old-world paganism. They believe that the pit in which they live is a sacred place, and they must honor and appease the entity that resides within it. Failure to do so will result in dire consequences for the entire community.

The movie's protagonist is a teenage girl named Ada (Lauren Ashley Carter), who lives in this community with her parents and younger brother. Early in the movie, we discover that Ada is pregnant, and the baby she's carrying is the result of an incestuous relationship with her own brother. Her father, played by Sean Bridgers, is the leader of the community and learns of Ada's pregnancy. He insists that Ada marry a suitable boy in the community and raise the child as if it were legitimate. Ada, however, is not happy with this arrangement and resists her father's wishes.

Meanwhile, a mysterious pit found deep in the woods has claimed the lives of many community members over the years. One day, Ada discovers her own image carved onto a ceramic jug in the pit. This "jug face" is believed to represent the entity residing in the pit, and it is clear that the community leaders have a ritual of sacrificing a member of the community every time a new "jug face" appears. Soon after, Ada must deal with the pressure to comply with the cult's expectations and save herself from being a sacrifice.

The tension builds gradually as the community members become increasingly suspicious of Ada and begin to realize that there is something different about her. Tensions between Ada and other members of the community escalate, and the pressure on her to conform and marry the boy chosen for her increases. Ada and her boyfriend are desperately trying to escape the pit, but the entity is working out something bigger. The climax of the movie is a thrilling and gory journey into the heart of this strange community's traditions and beliefs.

The movie's atmosphere is incredibly well-crafted, with abandoned, moss-covered shacks and hidden, ominously-beautiful wells strewn throughout the woods. The sparseness of dialogue adds a certain mystique to the film, allowing for the atmosphere and visual language to truly shine. Lauren Ashley Carter's restrained and understated performance is hauntingly effective, giving Ada a depth that often goes unexplored in horror movies. Sean Bridgers is eerie and unsettling as her father is so, too, Kaitlin Cullum as Ada's friend less willing to follow the community's rules.

Overall, "Jug Face" is a twisted, tense, and deeply atmospheric journey into the heart of a small southern community. With its subtle performances, its unique mythology, and its willingness to explore taboo themes, this movie is sure to leave a lasting impression on horror fans everywhere.

Jug Face is a 2013 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 58.

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