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"The dead are back for life."
  • PG-13
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.4  (25,856)
  • 37

Jessabelle is a supernatural horror movie, released in 2014, which revolves around a young woman named Jessie (Sarah Snook). In the opening scene, we see Jessie in a car accident that leaves her partially paralyzed and causes her to lose her boyfriend. After the accident, Jessie returns to her childhood home in Louisiana, where her father (David Andrews) has been living. Jessie's mother died some years ago, leaving behind a number of VHS tapes with messages for Jessie's future self. Jessie begins to watch these tapes, and soon realizes that her mother was hiding some dark secrets that involve her past and present.

As she watches the tapes, Jessie begins to experience some strange occurrences around the house. She sees apparitions of a ghostly figure, hears a strange voice whispering her name, and also discovers a hidden room in the house. In the room, Jessie finds a box of her mother's things that contains a book on Voodoo practices, with an inscription in it warning her not to open it. Jessie also finds a carving of a hooded figure that is meant to be a symbol of the Voodoo spirit known as "The Messenger." The more Jessie learns about this spirit, the more she becomes convinced that her mother was trying to protect her from it.

Jessie is not alone in the house, though. Mark Webber plays Preston, an old friend who once had feelings for Jessie. Preston is now married to Rosaura (Joelle Carter), who has a lot of suspicions about Jessie and begins to investigate her past. Rosaura is very protective of her husband, and she does not take kindly to the idea of Jessie spending time with him.

As the movie progresses, Jessie's dreams become more unsettling, and this leads her to seek the help of a local fortune teller, Moses (Vaughn Wilson). Moses performs a ritual that leads Jessie to discover a terrible truth about her past, which explains why her mother had been trying to protect her. Jessie learns that not only is she in danger from the spirit, but so is the baby she is carrying.

What follows is a combination of supernatural occurrences, bloody violence, and some predictable jump scares. The ghost figure haunts Jessie and threatens her life in a desperate attempt to fulfill a prophecy. As the tension builds, Jessie must face the Voodoo spirit and uncover the truth about her past to protect her future. Without a doubt, Jessabelle is a suspenseful and eerie movie with excellent acting and well-choreographed scenes that will keep you glued to your seat.

In conclusion, Jessabelle is a horror movie that successfully uses atmosphere and suspense to draw the viewer in. While some might find the horror clichés predictable, others will appreciate the well-executed jump scares and suspenseful build-up. The movie explores the theme of family secrets and the lengths that parents will go to protect their children. It also portrays the dangers of tangling with dark spiritual forces, especially when you don't fully understand them. Jessabelle is a perfect movie for fans of old-fashioned ghost stories and eerie tales of the supernatural.

Jessabelle is a 2014 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 37.

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    1 hr 30 min
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    5.4  (25,856)
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