Director Travis Stevens impressed Movies In Focus with his horror/thriller, Girl on the Third Floor. That means I’m intrigued by his latest film Jakob’s Wife. The film stars horror icon Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden as a long-married couple who hit a speed bump in their relationship when she becomes a vampire. Things get bloody.
Anne is in her late 50s and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past thirty years. Through a chance encounter with a stranger, she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. However, these changes come with a toll on her marriage and a heavy body count. Directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor). Starring horror icons Barbara Crampton (You’re Next) and Larry Fessenden (The Dead Don’t Die), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun), Nyisha Bell, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, and Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk).
Below is the trailer for the vampire pic – and a short clip (titled Supermarket), which helps set the tone. Jakob’s Wife hits Shudder in the UK and Ireland on 19 August 2021.