Jug Face is about sacrifice and duty for the greater good of society. This socialistic downer has an intriguing premise that works a great performance out of Lauren Ashley Carter who fortifies the emotional and social-political center. Lacks suspense, anticipation, and doesn't often hit emotional notes-- which is its biggest problem-- making the film meaningful but uninviting.
The spate of great recent horror films (Maniac, Evil Dead) here continues unabated with this highly original indie gem. Sure, it can be read as a parable about a bunch of things (religion, art). But what interesting faces it has! And what crisp outdoors shooting! It's also tonally perfect, deadpan backwoods camp that neither patronizes nor minces words. Immortal dialogue: "The pit wants what the pit wants!"