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Jessabelle (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  7 November 2014 (USA)
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Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return -- and has no intention of letting her escape.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Laurent
Dead Girl (as Amber Stevens)
Sheriff Pruitt
Vaughn Wilson ...
Fran Bennett ...
Mrs. Davis
Paul Garrett ...
Mr. Woods


Jessabelle "Jessie" Laurent is pregnant and accepts to move to the house of her boyfriend to raise a family of their own. However they have a car accident where her boyfriend and her baby die. Jessie is seriously wounded and trapped to a wheelchair, and the direction of the hospital asks her to contact her estranged father to help her. Leon Laurent brings his daughter to his house in Louisiana and lodges her in her mother's room. Jessie snoops around the room and finds a videotape where her mother Kate Laurent is pregnant and reads tarot cards to her. She tells that Jessie would never left Louisiana; she is attracted by water; and another woman wants her out of the house. However Leon arrives and destroys the tape. On the next morning, Jessie watches another videotape when her father is out of the house, and her mother talks about the man that had taught her to read cards, Moses. Jessie is haunted by the ghost of a woman and her father discovers the two other videotapes she has hidden... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of horror violence and terror | See all certifications »

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Jacob Sullivan did uncredited rewrites. See more »


When Preston carries Jessie out to his truck in the rain (with her wrapped in the green army blanket), the distance the driver's door is open varies between shots. See more »


[last lines]
Sheriff Pruitt: Miss Laurent, are you all right? Miss Laurent!
Jessie: It's Jessabelle.
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Crazy Credits

We will cast a shadow over you that can't be distinguished from Fate. - "Legends of Haiti" See more »


The Upper Peninsula
Written and Performed by Sufjan Stevens
Courtesy of Asthmatic Kitty Records
By Arrangement with Mixtape Music
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Better than expected
8 January 2015 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I found out about this movie through IMDb and decided to give it a spin. It had a lot more than I was initially expecting. It has got a couple of clichés that we have seen before, but besides that the movie definitely creeped me out. The house and it's setting give of a chilly vibe and works as a set. The movie creates a creepy atmosphere and doesn't rely on jump scares. The lead gives of a decent to good performance and is convincing in her role. Jessabelle is not really predictable, but when the ending explains how everything fits together there is a part of you that did know deep inside this was how it was gonna turn out. It doesn't disappoint in the end and it's surely is a movie that's worth the watch. Be sure to watch it alone in the dark so the atmosphere can creep you out at it's fullest.

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