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Jug Face (2013)
Opened: 08/09/2013 Limited
|Music Hall 3||08/09/2013 - 08/15/2013||7 days|
|Village East||08/09/2013 - 08/15/2013||7 days|
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Rated: R for bloody violence, language and brief sexuality.
The pit wants what it wants.
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. 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.
The idea for Jug Face came from a trip to a southern folk pottery art museum in north Georgia. My wife's aunt and uncle live just up the street from the newly built museum and wanted to take us by. The pottery that I found there was surprising.
It wasn't the bowls or dishes, it was the face jugs that caught my attention. They were basic jugs but with ugly faces on them that were used to store moonshine and poisons for farming. I was immediately attracted to the disturbing, grotesque expressions of the faces.
As I watched a video of a potter in overalls talking about making face jugs, I saw in my mind a possessed potter with white eyes standing in a pit. Then I saw the potter craft a face jug with a girl's face on it. I knew that it must be the face of someone from the community that the potter lived in. That the pit wanted her to be sacrificed.
The idea captured exactly what I focus on in my films; a southern gothic literature feel mixed with the eighties horror movies that I grew up watching.