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.
Starring: Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, and Joelle Carter
Directed by: Kevin Greutert
Written by: Robert Ben Garant
Who wants to see another movie about a ghost haunting a girl? After watching the trailer, "Jessabelle" seems like just that. However, while there is a ghost haunting a girl, there's a little more to it. There’s a pretty good story to follow if the audience can get past the attempts to scare them.
Yes, this movie makes several attempts to scare the audience. A lot of the scare attempts happen early on when Jessabelle (Sarah Snook) is trying to get comfortable in her new home. The scares are all right with the best one probably being the bathtub scene. It helps that she’s confined to a wheelchair because it adds some suspense to some of the scenes. After that the movie is kind of creepy with weird stuff happening until it gets to the meat of the story.
Hopefully the audience is still engaged with the story after the scare attempts. Call it the twist, pay off, or reveal, the ending might make the audience appreciate what they have watching. The twist is shown in flashback fashion showing the audience everything that has happened has happened for a reason. Some things about the story might be obvious, but it’s the one or two surprising things that the audience might appreciate.
"Jessabelle" might just seem like another movie at first, but it does present some reasons to give it a chance. There are some scares for those looking to be scared. However, what makes this movie worth watching is following the story, and seeing the twist/reveal happen. Yes, some of the ending is predictable, but those few things that might not be as obvious make it an interesting story. With that, I give this movie 2.5 pools of blood.