Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

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John D Hancock direct Zohra Lampert, Mariclare Costello and Barton Heyman in this sensitive lady moves into a haunted farmhouse chiller.

This independent horror middle ground between the far superior Carnival of Souls and Texas Chainsaw Massacre lolls around frustratingly goreless and scareless until an OTT spook house twist finish. The building mystery is as often grating and snail paced as it can be beautiful and eerie. The same for the acting. Too often you feel like you have interrupted a particularly sexless swinger’s party rather than a waking nightmare. The period features make it watchable.

5

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