Jakob’s Wife – UK DVD Release (2021)

Anne (Barbara Crampton), has been married to small town minister Jakob Fedder (Larry Fessenden) for 30 years. Her life has been pretty uneventful, and she yearns for something more. That something comes in the form of The Master, and in turn gives Anne what she always wanted. However Anne will soon discover that you should be careful what you wish for.

With her new found ability, Anne develops a hunger for blood. Jakob is torn between the love for his wife and the urge to do the right thing. Soon the bodies begin to pile up and Jakob finds his love for Anne severely tested.

For a movie full of blood and gore, ‘Jakob’s Wife’ is not without its shortness of laughs….however dark. Even though Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden are both staples of horror, I always thought they had a good ability for comedy. Sometimes the laughs fall flat, but when the effort is so earnest, you can’t help but appreciate it regardless.

Director Travis Stevens has directed a horror before with ‘The Girl on the Third Floor’, and has also produced many movies over different genres. With ‘Jakob’s Wife’ he tries to blend genres together, but sometimes it doesn’t always work.

However the chemistry between Crampton and Fessenden is so good, and it just makes me want to see them in more movies together. ‘Jakob’s Wife’ is available to buy now on DVD and Blu Ray.

3/5

JM

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