Jakob’s Wife (2021) (DVD REVIEW)
Directed By: Travis Stevens
STARRING: Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden, Bonnie Aarons
RATED: UR/REGION: 1/Widescreen/NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
AVAILABLE FROM RLJE Films
Anne, married to a small-town Minister, feels her life has been shrinking over the past 30 years. Encountering “The Master” brings her a new sense of power and an appetite to live bolder. However, the change comes with a heavy body count.
We’ve seen the vampire story done a million times in a million different horror movies so I’m always happy when we see that taken into a new direction. That’s just what we get in Jakob’s Wife, a movie that stars horror legends Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden as husband a wife no less. Some choices she makes or doesn’t make leads her to becoming a vampire and then that’s when things get really interesting for the couple and for the people watching as well. I think this movie above all things is just fun and having fun watching newer horror films can be a bit of a rarity these days, so it’s a must that when something like this comes long we give it the proper respect it deserves.
And while the cast is full of perforances that I think are good, we do need to give some spotlight to Crampton as Anne Fedder. She’s been great for a long time as most horror fans already know, but she is a sight to see in this one and I mean that in the best way possible. The movie is fun, has a good plot, and doesn’t shy away from gore. If you ask me that makes for a really good horror film. And it makes for one of the better vampire movies we’ve seen in a long time. Even if the movie tends to mainly push that vampire aspect to the side just a bit. You can check this out for yourselves right now on Shudder or if you are old school like and want to actully own it, you can get the DVD or Blu-ray from RLJ Entertainment.
- The Making of Jakob’s Wife
- Deleted Scenes