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Jessabelle (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 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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Kevin Greutert

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Snook ... Jessie
Joelle Carter ... Kate
Mark Webber ... Preston
David Andrews ... Leon
Ana de la Reguera ... Rosaura
Amber Stevens West ... Dead Girl (as Amber Stevens)
Chris Ellis ... Sheriff Pruitt
Brian Hallisay ... Mark
Vaughn Wilson Vaughn Wilson ... Moses
Larisa Oleynik ... Sam
Fran Bennett ... Mrs. Davis
Paul Garrett Paul Garrett ... Christophe
Barbara Weetman ... Nurse
Jason Davis ... Surgeon
Lucius Baston ... Mr. Woods
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The Mansun Transistor radio featured in the film is now owned by a huge fan of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When her father goes to burn the tapes he pours on gasoline. gasoline can soften and ruin some plastics. When the tapes are recovered from the trash it would be surprising they were playable. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

Referenced in On Cinema: 'The November Man' and 'Jessabelle' (2014) See more »

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The Upper Peninsula
Written and Performed by Sufjan Stevens
Courtesy of Asthmatic Kitty Records
By Arrangement with Mixtape Music
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This is one of the few movies that creeped me out in the last year. The movie doesn't need to rely on jump scares to get you.
15 December 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"It says you're not alone. There's a presence in the house with you. She wants you out of the house." Jessie (Snook) has everything going for her. She is the happiest she has ever been and moving in with her boyfriend whom she loves. In an instant her life is changed. Now alone and paralyzed from the waist down she has no choice but to move in with her father whom she hasn't seen in years. When she finds and plays tapes that her dead mother left for her strange and horrifying things start to happen. I have to open by saying that I am not a big horror movie fan. Mainly due to the fact that recently the horror genre has been Saw-like or found footage type. The ones that scare me are the more psychological movies that mess with your head rather than show you how many ways people can be chopped up. This falls into that category. The movie doesn't need to rely on jump scares to get you. The fact that this one in grounded in reality with the random scare thrown in really makes this work. Overall, if you like movies like The Conjuring or Insidious then you will like this as well. This is one of the few movies that creeped me out in the last year. I liked it. I give it a B+.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jessabelle See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,998,359
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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