Prepare yourselves to experience Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden like you’ve never seen them before when Jakob’s Wife releases this Friday.
Written and directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor), Kathy Charles and Mark Steensland, this supernatural coming-of-age chiller sees Crampton and Fessenden in two of their most memorable performances to date. We find Anne Fedder (Crampton) at a time in her life when a chance encounter with a vampire has her re-evaluating her mundane existence with Pastor Jakob Fedder (Fessenden). On discovering an appetite to live bigger and bolder than ever before, both her marriage and the safety of everyone in their small, sleepy town is put at stake… until Jakob realises it’s about time he stood up and fought for the wife he took for granted for all these years.
With the film releasing in select theatres, on demand and digital from April 16, SCREAM now brings you part two of our SXSW interview (part one here) with Stevens who discussed using the vampire element of the movie as a thematic device to represent the idea of living full and living free and why that also lead to him casting a woman to bite into the villain’s role.
Words: Howard Gorman