Jessabelle

Jessabelle

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Directed by : Kevin Greutert

Release Date : | Length : 90 Minutes

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Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook of Sleeping Beauty) 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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“Jessable is a good idea gone bad and cliched! ”

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Sarah Snook

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Young couple in love, engaged. Terrible accident, tota maina ki jodi no more. Sadly, as our heroine Jessabelle didnt have her accident showering flowers on to her fiance from a helicopter, but actually moving in before vivah with her baby daddy; she gets the wheel chair but not the prospect of a trip to Switzerland to recuperate. Instead she has to move in with her father, an ornery widower living in Louisiana and a house where no one has done the dishes in a while. She also loses the baby. 

The house is perched next to a water body with a wooden boardwalk leading up to the waters. Jessabelle will see mysterious lights across the water. Of course she will follow up on that, restricted mobility be damned.

Back in the house Jessabelle will discover videos . Videos that Dead Mommy has made for the 18 year old Jessabelle as a surprise gift-- letters to her unborn daughter for she knew she was dying of cancer. Jessabelle ko tou Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and we see some sign of emotion after waching her so stoic in the face of so many life changes. Unfortunately as these 'letters to her unborn daughter' didnt include instructions to hunt down Sexy Anjali, so Scowling Daddy is mighty pissed off and he first destorys the remaining videos and then pushes Jessabelle's wheelchair off the boardwalk. 

(He does replace her wheelchair with one of her mum's soon after; how thoughtful. But then dies soon after in a mysterious fire while he is burning some more videos he finds).

The rest of the movie is about a housebound Jessabelle watching home videos on VCR; drinking a lot of whiskey and running into her ex-boyfriend. She should have rather welcomed having a mysterious presence in the house after that. 

Be prepared for quite a bit of problematic content perpetuating the usual mumbo jumbo stereotypes about Haitian culture; the Afro American-Caucasian angle doesnt get handled very sensitively. 

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