DEATH GRIP Trailer: Punch the Satanic Guys in Hooded Robes!
by Peter Martin
The new trailer for Eric Jacobus’ Death Grip dispenses with the story in about 10 seconds and then gets on to its real attraction: close-action martial-arts kicking and punching, mostly by a single man against a bunch of guys in hooded robes. And what fighting it is!
Jacobus wrote, directed, and edited the film, his second effort; he made his directorial debut with Contour in 2006. Jacobus also plays the lead role. Here’s the official synopsis:
Death Grip tells the story of ex-thief turned lowly caterer Kenny Zemacus, who checks his autistic brother out of a care home where he’s spent the past 15 years since their mother’s death. When Kenny reluctantly brings Mark on a last minute museum catering gig that night, Mark unwittingly entangles them in a dangerous heist involving the museum’s mysterious showpiece — the silver Coin of Judas – and a murderous satanic cult, propelling them into the cult’s demonic world and forcing them to face the depths of their own dark past.
Admittedly, I’m not familiar with Jacobus’ past work — he’s a veteran stunt performer and coordinator — but an informed friend told me: “The guy’s got skills and they’re on full display here.” I’m in full agreement. Death Grip is currently in post-production and scheduled for release in May. Check out the trailer below.