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  • Actors: Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc, James Hampton
  • Directors: Larry Wade Carrell
  • Format: AC-3, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Mongrel Media
  • Release Date: April 16 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AOCDDLM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,229 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Lonely and disturbed Jacob Kell loved his little sister more than anything on earth. When she is tragically murdered by her drunken stepfather, Jacob retaliates the only way he knows how...and anyone who crosses his path will know there is no limit to his brutal vengeance.

Special Features

Q & A with director and star Larry Wade Carrell, deleted scenes, Interview with Michael Biehn, theatrical trailer and more!

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By THE MOVIE GUY TOP 50 REVIEWER on March 22 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Otis (Larry Wade Carrell) is the town drunk. He is not the likeable Otis from Mayberry, but one that abuses his overly dependent punching bag girlfriend and waitress Edith (Krystn Caldwell). Edith has two children. Sissy (Grace Powell) is the wiser and younger of the two. Jacob (Dylan Horne) is the mentally challenged Tor Johnson looking guy. He is not a very nice person either and he has a wonderful head twitch.

This all sets up for a darling of a slasher film. However 30 minutes into the film, there is a scene that makes you go "huh?" It is an interesting scene, one that has the potential to change the direction of the film and make it something you didn't expect. Unfortunately this aspect was never developed to its potential, as it appears writer/director Larry Wade Carrell did not know what to do with this "twist" once he introduced it, which is sad.

The acting was not top notch, along with some of the dialouge, it was a shade campy. This made the film lighter and more palatable than a straight slasher. There was plenty of blood, but the gore special effects were minimized as much of the bloodfest takes place just out of the camera's eye.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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By Andre Farant TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Feb. 22 2013
Format: DVD
Jacob may be small on budget but it is large on ambition. It may overreach at times, not always attaining its lofty goals, but while countless independent filmmakers aim only to create yet another "'80s-style" Slasher movie or riff on the well-trodden Texas Chainsaw Massacre motif, Jacob tries for something else, something that goes beyond the sadly low expectations we viewers have afforded independent Slasher films. In this, Jacob succeeds, proving that Slashers need not be all about and only about the kills.

Jacob has been compared to DePalma's Carrie, to Frankenstein, and to Of Mice and Men. These comparisons are all apt. The film revolves around the Kell family, Jacob, Missy and their young mother, Edith. The kids' father, Lawrence, was killed under strange circumstances, which has led to the family being ostracized from the community, and to Edith taking up with the only man who would accept her and her tainted children, the brutish Otis.

As in Carrie, the violence that dominates Jacob's third act seems, in retrospect, inevitable. Jacob is a disturbed teenager of gargantuan proportions. He hears voices of a possibly supernatural source, voices that bring out in him what appears to be an innate brutality. Only his little sister, Sissy, can cut through those dark voices, keeping a tenuous leash on his inner monster.

It is no real surprise then, when Otis causes Sissy's death and, in so doing, sets Jacob loose. And the town rises up, pitchforks and torches here replaced with shotguns and baseball bats (including one, dubbed `Slugger', with a circular-saw blade embedded in its fat end). As with James Whale's classic, it isn't clear here who the monster truly is. Jacob is as much victim as aggressor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Throwback indie horror April 23 2013
By Joe Smart - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Beware: spoilers! Jacob isn't exactly a good film but it gets points for being highly idiosyncratic. It reminded me of the 1970's when some filmmaker would come out of nowhere to make a weird horror flick for the drive-in circuit and then never be heard from again. What Jacob lacks in slickness it more than makes up for in personality, which makes it a much more interesting watch than most indie horror movies that go straight to video and which are made by people with film school educations and technical skills but no actual ideas. Jacob concerns a dysfunctional family in late 1970's Texas--an abused waitress, her violent, alcoholic boyfriend and her two children--a sweet little girl and her towering, speechless older brother. There are also weird flashbacks involving the siblings biological father who discovers an Evil Dead style book under the floorboards of a house he has inherited. This particular element lets you know you're watching a horror movie, although it's never really smoothly integrated into the rest of the movie. Jacob doesn't actually seem like it even is a horror movie until well into the second half. When Otis the drunk kills the little girl in a fit of violent rage Jacob rips him limb from limb--literally, then goes on a killing spree. The townspeople send a lynch-mob after Jacob but the would be vigilantes keep ending up dead themselves instead. The murders are gruesome but more Monty Python or early Peter Jackson than Saw--it's likely viewers will be more amused than disturbed by the carnage. The movie doesn't build to much dramatically although there is a pretty funny punchline at the end that seems to come from nowhere. Jacob is worth the price of a rental, if not necessarily something you will want to add to your collection.
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OTIS IS A BAD MAN May 3 2013
By THE MOVIE GUY - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Otis (Larry Wade Carrell) is the town drunk. He is not the likeable Otis from Mayberry, but one that abuses his overly dependent punching bag girlfriend and waitress Edith (Krystn Caldwell). Edith has two children. Sissy (Grace Powell) is the wiser and younger of the two. Jacob (Dylan Horne) is the mentally challenged Tor Johnson looking guy. He is not a very nice person either and he has a wonderful head twitch.

This all sets up for a darling of a slasher film. However 30 minutes into the film, there is a scene that makes you go "huh?" It is an interesting scene, one that has the potential to change the direction of the film and make it something you didn't expect. Unfortunately this aspect was never developed to its potential, as it appears writer/director Larry Wade Carrell did not know what to do with this "twist" once he introduced it, which is sad.

The acting was not top notch, along with some of the dialouge, it was a shade campy. This made the film lighter and more palatable than a straight slasher. There was plenty of blood, but the gore special effects were minimized as much of the bloodfest takes place just out of the camera's eye.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
Not a good film: Amateur acting (mixed in with some good acting) April 30 2015
By Niles508 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
This film had potential -- but, in the end, the bad acting is too distracting. Not all the acting is bad. The little girl Sissy (Grace Powel) is an excellent natural actress. I'm sure we will be seeing more from her in the future. She was the best actor in this film, and she's only maybe 10-12 yrs old. She is a good actress by any standards.

The second major flaw in the film is the fact that the director forgot to present a clear plot. I'm sure it was in his head, but we don't see it on the screen (where it counts). The supernatural aspect is only hinted at, not delved into. There is a supposed haunted house, where a mysterious book is found by Jacob's father. The director uses a shorthand means to suggest that the father is possessed by this book. Yes, it is very "iffy" and not well-done. We simply see the father rapidly reading the book, painting the house red (he inherited the house), reading the book, painting, etc. That's it. Then he walks into the local cafe and erupts into violence, killing a bunch of people. No explanation given. Then Jacob is mysteriously drawn to the old spooky house (no reason given.) So, aside from the bad acting, this major plot flaw renders the film inconsequential. Too bad, since the photography and film score are pretty good. The special effects/gore effects are pretty good. There is simply no linkage between the actions and the supernatural element --- which is supposed to be the core of the film. What happened to the main plot point?

The worst acting from a major character comes from Jacob's mother Edith (Krystn Caldwell). Contrast her vocal inflections with those of the little girl. One is totally play-acting, the other is totally "in the moment" acting. Larry Wade Carrell, the director, plays two major parts -- Otis and deputy Bill. He is an OK actor at times. But Otis is played way over the top as a white trash redneck, and Bill is played a bit too goofily as a dopey sheriff sometimes. This character should have been played more seriously. The makeup and editing are good enough so that I was not aware that these two characters were being played by the same actor, until the credits rolled. The Creepy Old Lady (Karen Schlag) is another big failure in this film. This is the worst acting in the film-- totally over the top. She is sort of like "The Cryptkeeper" puppet in the Tales From The Crypt TV show. How could the director have allowed this? That's a mystery. And, we have no idea why she is in the film. There is no linkage between this Creepy Old Lady and the action that takes place. But, at the end of the film, she has that mysterious book. I have no idea what was in the director's mind here. Your guess is as good as mine. Another special merit for bad acting has to go to the cafe owner with the ponytail. Really bad.

There are a lot of "extra" behind the scene features on the DVD. These are worth watching. The director is effusively proud of his film and everything about it. But, it makes you wonder all the more how the director picked these actors and how he thought the film translated his vision properly to the screen. The dvd is a good film educational experience, to see the mixture of good and bad acting. It is obvious how the actors differ widely in their abilities.
You don't tug on Superman's cape... April 27 2015
By Tremont - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
Any film which quotes Jim Croce in the script will at least receive a modicum of my attention. A true Seventies-flavored, B horror flick, replete with handlebar moustaches, vintage '60s/'70s era automobiles, and wooden acting...the stuff cult films are made of. Take the Swanson tv dinner out of the freezer ( Apple Cobbler a must ), dig out the Jiffy Pop popcorn, and enjoy the trip.
I'm a fan Aug. 9 2013
By Rochelle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I have watched this movie at least 10 times now & it gets better every time I watch it. I love Larry Wade Carrell as Otis/Billy and Grace Powell as Sissy was fantastic. watch for that little girl to become a star! Dylan Horne as Jacob is both sweet & creepy and Michael Biehn was the icing on the cake. If you are true horror fan, don't miss this one

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