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...
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The dead are back for life
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Did You Know?
Although the film is set in Louisiana, filming took place in Wilmington, North Carolina because an appropriate place for filming couldn't be found. See more
When Jessabelle's father picks her up and takes her to his home, the father pushes a large hutch out from in front of the room's door - suggesting that he shut the room up when her mother (Dad's wife) died early in her life. The bed coverings would be decades dirty as well as everything in the room. See more
We will cast a shadow over you that cannot be distinguished from Fate. -"Legends of Haiti"
We will cast a shadow over you that can't be distinguished from Fate. - "Legends of Haiti" See more
Sunshine Over Old Rag
Written and Performed by Daniel Bachman
Courtesy of Tompkins Square
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music See more