Jakob’s Wife sets the tone for a whole new girl-power horror genre.

Jakob’s Wife is an intriguing horror film with a bigger message. How we all go about our normal, mundane lives, and yet always crave for something more. For Barbara Crampton‘s lead role, that word has more meaning in a literal sense than it does in our reality.


This is a flick that screams female empowerment, and it is also a rare subject in horror films. 2021 is the year of being woke, so to speak. So when us ladies get the chance to make our own projects, you bet we sail off of the rooftops with it.

Extra shoutout to Jessie Seitz for her incredible FX/makeup. I sincerely hope, a; Twitter verifies her, and b; she continues her kick-ass work, movie after movie.


Another nice feature is Larry Fessenden, who gets a nice meaty role instead of what Crampton calls the fifth banana.


Anne is a normal, everyday wife who does her aerobics, makes dinner, etc. While her husband Jakob, is a minister. If you have ever seen The Santa Clarita Diet, you will know that the wife, Sheila, is a zombie, while her husband helps her cover up all of her murders.


Like Sheila, Anne needs life to survive. She has to eat. Instead of a zombie, you have a vampire.

Bonnie’s The Master is a sight to behold, it’s not your standard Dracula seducing the women or David of The Lost Boys trying to rope in another 80’s misfit to his fang club, it’s instead The Master giving Anne that second chance in life.

Through the vampiric infection, she starts to show more of an outgoing passion for life, red lipstick, beautiful costumes, a thrill for just living day to day.

The irony that a vampire is in love with a man of God has not been lost on this reviewer. It’s the perfect recipe for both success and disaster.

Disaster for the poor people that are getting murdered, success for the fact that Anne has finally found her inner passion and power.

It’s so rare to see a female run-vehicle like this, and I’m starting to see it in different projects (The Fear Street trilogy.) though it’s still very rare. This one fires at all cylinders. What’s the ending, you ask? Well, you’ll have to wait and see!



Directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor), he co-wrote the film with Mark Steensland and Kathy CharlesJAKOB’S WIFE stars Barbara Crampton (Re-AnimatorYou’re Next), Larry Fessenden (HabitStake Land), Nyisha Bell (Coming 2 America), Mark Kelly (The Hot Zone), Sarah Lind (Wolfcop), Robert Rusler (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Vamp), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun, The Conjuring 2) and former WWE wrestler, Phil Brooks, aka CM Punk (Girl on the Third Floor).



In JAKOB’S WIFE, Anne is married to a small-town minister and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past 30 years. After a chance encounter with “The Master,” she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before.

As Anne is increasingly torn between her enticing new existence and her life before, the body count grows and Jakob realizes he will have to fight for the wife he took for granted.


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