“Shocktober” Day #19 “Scares Jessica To Death!” Eerie Psychological Horror!

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Have you ever gone swimming – only to find someone dead coming out of the water? Well, it’s Shocktober, so anything is possible!


Shocktober 2016 Wants To Scare Jessica To Death!”

How can you not love a horror movie with this tagline:

“Something is after Jessica. Something very cold, very wet…and very dead.”

Shocktober day #19 wants to introduce you to an obscure cult chiller from the early 70’s – psychological horror that will unnerve you!

First, check out this trailer:

Here’s an obscure movie worth finding! A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again.

“Let’s Scare Jessica To Death” stands as one of the most subtle, yet truly scary films ever made. It just gets under your skin, despite a sensational title that suggests one of those “let’s do something to get her inheritance” contrived plots.

It is a masterful example of believable horror that has all the haunting lyricism needed to keep its motor going and draw the audience into Jessica’s surreal nightmares.

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Zohra Lampert’s performance is superb and one of the most realistic portrayals of mental instability we have in the genre. Does it all really happen or is it in Jessica’s mind? In the end, she still doesn’t know and neither do we. Simply put, that is the triumph and beauty of this wonderful thriller.

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The Overlook Film Encyclopedia calls Let’s Scare Jessica To Death a “poetic and persuasive film” that “borrows from both the gothic and post-Night of the Living Dead traditions to depict the death of the love generation as a group of dropouts who find rural America less than accommodating.”

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Is Jessica going crazy again? Is something in the lake? And is it coming after her? The mystery unfolds in a creepy, psychologically horrific way…

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This is a very effective little horror movie – that is more than anything a look into the madness that envelopes a woman and just won’t let go…unless everything happening to her is real…this is a very little-known film, but worth finding!

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This movie has such a reputation now that there is an official website celebrating it! Check it out here:


http://www.letsscarejessicatodeath.net/

And how can you not love a movie with a classic movie poster like this one!

Also, a big contest this Halloween season – want to spend Halloween night in Dracula’s castle?

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Fill up these caskets, thanks to a great AirBNB contest to stay overnight in Vlad the Impaler’s castle! Read all about it here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/18/win-the-chance-to-sleep-in-count-draculas-castle-countess-dracula-bites-on-shocktober-day-18/

What a great way to celebrate Shocktober 2016! If you need more proof, I have a few “PIECES” of information to share:

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Yes, this classic 80’s shocker will fill your Shocktober nicely – see the original shocking trailer here:


https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/07/shocktober-day-7-pieces-of-cult-80s-bloody-halloween-2016-horror/

So many unique – and obscure – Halloween films to share with you, like this classic:

Jean Rollin Fascination

Legendary French Director Jean Rollin made a number of eerie psychological horror films, see it here:


https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/15/living-dead-girl-shocktober-day-15-swings-a-bloody-scythe-a-shocking-fascination/

And guess who’s back – for the 31st time – to celebrate Shocktober?

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“Oh No, There Goes Tokyo – Go Go Godzilla!”

Yes, the latest “Godzilla” film from Japan is here – check out the terrific “Godzilla Resurgence” trailer here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/11/shocktober-day-11-godzilla-is-back-with-a-resurgence-new-monster-go-go-godzilla/

If you like your Halloween full of great scares, check this out:

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This great “haunted house” film stars the iconic George C. Scott – you can see the trailer here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/02/shocktober-2016-haunted-house-the-changeling-spooks-day-2/

And recently, America has been “spooked” by the appearance of real evil clowns:

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Wow! There are a few great Halloween “evil clown” films to check out, and you can see them here:


https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/06/real-shocking-creepy-clowns-killer-klowns-shocktober-day-6-is-it-pennywise-is-torn-from-todays-headlines/

Let me know if you’ve seen “Jessica!”

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  1. Reblogged this on johnrieber and commented:

    #shocktober day 19 of #31daysofhalloween – take a dip with Jessica!

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  2. A new one to me, John. Looks like a great example of the genre though!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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