After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death.
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.
A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death.Written by
20th Century Fox
External parts of the house that is shown in the movie is the house where Rudyard Kipling was born. The stuffed tiger toy in the movie is called Khan and the book the mother keeps reading to her son is Jungle Book. Probably the maker's way of paying tribute to Kipling. See more »
When the maid is trying to strike a match, in close up the side of the match box is all battered, when the scene is shown in long shot the box looks brand new and undamaged. See more »
[speaking to Maria]
Did you think that you could bring back somebody from the world of the dead and they would be the same? Did you think there would be no consequences?
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I've read a lot of bad reviews slating this movie, I get why. Don't go into this movie expecting a great horror movie, it's not really a horror. It is however a really good tragedy which is portrayed using a medium of creepy devices. If you leave this movie and all you have is 'lame jump scares', you're missing the point of the story. If you're considering watching this, do it, it's worth the 1 hour 35. Each of the actors does a pretty stand up job, the direction and photography went well, my only gripe would be the editing. The flow of the story looked like it wanted to be a horror movie, when it should have looked like a 'Del Toro'.
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