Let's Scare Jessica to Death
Let's Scare Jessica to Death DVD
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I love the atmosphere in this film. The low budget leads to a suprisingly realistic feeling. The house itself in the countryside is eerie in itself, with its old fashioned wallpaper and antique furniture.
In this film, the lines between reality and what may be only in Jessica's mind becomes blurred. The conspiracy elements, the love triangle, the strange whispered voiceovers, and most of all the sight of Emily in that wedding dress will send chills racing up your spine.
A must have for horror collectors.
In particular, it makes you wonder if the "Jessica" of the title is raving mad, or if a vampire really is making the rounds. The movie is blessed with wonderfully eerie music and camerawork, but it's the blurred line between madness and the supernatural that makes it stand out like a dark gem.
Jessica (Zohra Lampert) has just been released from a mental hospital, and she and her husband Duncan (Barton Heyman) want to make a fresh start on a rural farm, with pal Woody (Kevin O'Connor) helping out. But when they arrive at their new home, they find a nomadic hippie girl living in the attic. At Jessica's insistence, Emily (Mariclare Costello) agrees to stay with them awhile.
But strange things are happening -- the townspeople are very hostile towards the newcomers, and Emily is being trailed by a mysterious girl in a white gown. What's worse, all the men -- including Woody and Duncan -- seem to be somehow under Emily's spell. Is Jessica going insane again -- or is there a vampire controlling this island?
One of the best things a horror movie can do is leave you wondering. "Let's Scare Jessica to Death" does just that. By the finale, it leaves us wondering if this is a terrifying reality, or the paranoid delusions of a woman who feels threatened by an attractive newcomer, and just made up this whole thing about her being an evil seductive vampire.
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Directed by John Hancock (Prancer, Weeds) made a Eerie, Clever, Supernatural Film, which is Marred by the last Third of the Movie. Which becomes Unsatifiying but It`s help by a Somewhat Good Premise, Scary Music Score and a Good Acting by the Cast. Screen-Writers:Lee Kalchiem and Ralph Rose did some fine Work with the Story. It does have some Creepy Moments and a few Surprises in the Movie. The film is a Grainy, Bleak and sometimes Absurd also. The Film might be Too Disjointed to Some but it`s Quite Well Done at the Horror Gerne, which is Surprisngly Intelligent and Dark but Again, this Movie is Not for All. Originally Rated PG but It`s has Re-Rated for PG-13. Grade:B.
happens.this is one sublime movie.i wouldn't say it's a bad movie,but
if you are looking for action,you will have to look elsewhere.to be
fair,most movies of the 70's are much slower,or seem to be,compared to
today's films.there is a plot in the movie,but it takes a long while to
unfold.even so,it's not hard to see where the movie is headed long
before it gets there.there is an eerie atmosphere about the movie,i'll
give it that much.and there is one scene which definitely amps up the
creepiness factor.it is similar to "Rosemary's Baby" in its glacial
pace,but it is a better movie.the ending does wrap things up,if you pay
attention,but you do kind of have to think about it to make the
connection with the rest of the movie.if you like old fashioned ghost
stories that take awhile to unfold,you'll like this movie.for myself,i
found it much too slow.Let's Scare Jessica to Death is a 2/5
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This movie was beyond boring! The acting, the plot, everything was so dull and lazy. theres also alot of scenes that drag the movie. trust me...DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEYPublished on June 16 2004 by Daniel Rodriguez
This one will definitely send a chill up your spine, I can tell you that! I rank this right up there with Black Christmas as a creepy, mood-inspired horror experience. Read morePublished on May 24 2004 by Brandon L. Harlow
I saw this movie when I was 19 years old. It creeped me out so bad that I had to go to another movie after it to get it out of my mind.Published on May 12 2004
I remember wacthing this movie as a kid and would have nightmare's. This movie is what scary movies are supposed to be made of. Read morePublished on March 26 2004 by Amazon Customer
THIS MOVIE IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SCARY MOVIES.THIS MOVIE WOULD COME ON T.V LATE AT NIGHT,I WOULD STAY UP LATE TO WATCH IT.ITS AN OLD CLASSIC SCARY MOVIE. Read morePublished on March 22 2004 by kimberly waldrep
This is a great film from the 1970's that scared the s*** out of me when I saw it as a kid. Interesting idea, great story, please we need to see this film released on DVD.Published on March 20 2004 by Q LL
Yes, I saw this movie as a child and it scared me. Pretty bad. I never looked at a lake at dusk in the same innocent way again. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2004 by Constant Reader
As many reviewers have stated, I saw this film as a child on late-night TV and it deeply disturbed me. Yes, I had to sleep with the light on for many nights afterwards. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2003 by Chris K. Wilson
This movie has always been one of my all time favs. It's very creepy. The acting in this movie is wonderful. Read morePublished on April 9 2003 by Awesomeguy