Horror-Thriller JUG FACE Hits Theaters, VOD, Today
Modernciné has announced that JUG FACE, the tense horror-thriller written and directed by Chad Crawford Kinkle, will have a national theatrical roll out on August 9th through its domestic distribution arm Modern Distributors.
The film was produced by Andrew van den Houten ("Funeral Kings," 'The Woman") and Robert Tonino ('Home Movie," "Ghoul") for Modernciné, and stars Lauren Ashley Carter ("The Woman"), Sean Bridgers ("Deadwood"), Sean Young ("Blade Runner"), Larry Fessenden ("I Sell the Dead") and Daniel Manche ("The Girl Next Door"). JUG FACE was executive produced by Lucky McKee, Arrien Schiltkamp and Loren Semmens.
The film will have a pre-theatrical VOD roll out in the U.S. on July 8th, and is slated for a VOD release, day and date with theatrical, today, August 9th.
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 mysterious 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.
"Chad Crawford Kinkle's uniquely original southern gothic tale is filled with amazing performances and beautiful cinematography. We believed in the project from the beginning and are pleased to be supporting its domestic release through Modern Distributors, our new-founded distribution and film sales arm. Jug Face is exactly the kind of director driven filmmaking we will continue to get behind," said van den Houten.
JUG FACE won the Slamdance Grand Prize Screenwriting Award in 2011 and debuted as a Special Screening selection at this year's festival.
Modernciné is dedicated to making high-quality films by telling stories that are edgy and groundbreaking. Modernciné has been behind the development, financing and production of over a dozen feature length motion pictures. Among them are the recent released "Funeral Kings," the cult classic "Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door," "Offspring," "The Woman," "Home Movie," and the Chiller Network presentation, "Ghoul." Modernciné has gained a solid reputation as a company that is willing to tackle the most controversial subjects and as a result attracted the talents of cutting edge filmmakers Lucky McKee, the McManus Brothers, Patrick Wang and Gregory M. Wilson. The company's films have been recognized worldwide by The Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, The Deauville Film Festival, Brussels International Fantastic Film Fest, Sitges, Fantastic Fest, FrightFest, Busan International Film Festival, New York City Horror Film Festival and many others.