“Chemistry between Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden fuels ‘Jakob’s Wife’”
“Jakob’s Wife” is more in the vein of high-minded vampire tales
like “Near Dark,”“The Hunger” or “The Addiction.”
… having actors the caliber of Crampton and Fessenden pays off
… the lead performances are incredibly complex,
drawing on the two stars’ decades of screen (and life) experience.
“Jakob’s Wife” is a portrait of a marriage in a rut, saved when the husband stops
sucking the life out of his spouse and instead helps her
suck the life out of everyone else.
—Los Angeles Times