20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023

Jug Face

USA, 2013 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2013
Special Guest!
Jug Face SM
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Thu, Apr 18 9:30 PM


Face is a modern folk tale steeped in rich atmosphere that follows a backwoods community where life is based around the worship of a deity known as The Pit.

The Pit has spoken. Dawai, potter for a remote community, has crafted a face on a ceramic jug of the next person to be sacrifi ced. Ada, pregnant with her brother’s child, has seen her face on the jug and hides it in the woods, determined to save the life of her unborn child. If she does not sacrifice herself, however, the creature from the pit will kill everyone in the village until she does.

The first feature from writer-director Chad Crawford Kinkle, Jug Face builds an unconventional atmosphere by approaching its potentially outlandish subject matter with an eye for realistic details. Infused with the dread of the darkest fairy tale, Kinkle’s debut is a compellingly creepy feature that puts the cult back in horror.

Slamdance Film Festival 2013
Boston Underground Film Festival 2013

press for Jug Face

"A bizarre but confident and odd yet grimly accessible tale of bad religion, bad spirits, and very bad behavior."
- FEARnet
"Kinkle’s debut feature is filled with emotion and enough blood to keep the gore hounds satisfied."
- Dread Central


81 Minutes

special guest

Director Chad Crawford Kinkle in Attendance!


Chad Crawford Kinkle

Andrew van den Houten, Robert Tonino

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