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Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

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A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again.

Director:

John D. Hancock (as John Hancock)

Writers:

John D. Hancock (as Ralph Rose), Lee Kalcheim (as Norman Jonas)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zohra Lampert ... Jessica
Barton Heyman ... Duncan
Kevin O'Connor Kevin O'Connor ... Woody
Gretchen Corbett ... The Girl
Alan Manson Alan Manson ... Sam Dorker
Mariclare Costello ... Emily
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Storyline

After a stint in a psychiatric facility Jessica, her husband and a friend move to remote farm they have recently purchased. There they find a young woman by the name of Emily living in the house and they invite her to stay. When Jessica goes for a swim in the lake, she sees a body just below the water's surface. When they go into the village to sell some old furniture, they learn that a woman by the name of Abigail Bishop drowned in the lake and her body was never found. Local folklore has that Abigail is now a vampire roaming the countryside. A mute blond girl leads her to the body of a dead man but the body is not there when Jessica goes for help. Jessica and those around begin to wonder if she is losing her mind. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines:

Something is after Jessica. Something very cold, very wet... and very dead... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

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Trivia

The gravestone and summary of Venture Smith that Jessica quotes and does a rubbing of in the film is, in fact, a true grave. Its location is in the Haddam, Connecticut cemetery. See more »

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When Duncan hands Jessica the "mole" in the cemetery scene, you can clearly see that it's a mouse and not a mole. See more »

Quotes

Jessica: You don't believe me. You don't think there's anything strange going on.
Duncan: I think it's... it's all strange.
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Featured in Tarnation (2003) See more »

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A movie that will stick with you
17 July 2000 | by stubtailSee all my reviews

A haunting piece of work that has stuck with me since I fist saw it in the seventies. I wont give any elements of the plot away but you will always remember the whisper "Jessica". Fairly low budget, lacking effects and production and it is one of the creepiest/eerie films in ages. A must see. No real gore. No Monsters or mutants just psychological haunting


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Killed Sam Dorker? See more »

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Budget:

$180,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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