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Friday, September 08, 2006

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

I remember this flick from my childhood. I distinctly remember sneaking down to the TV room when I was a kid...probably no more than five or six years old...and catching Let's Scare Jessica to Death on the late, late, late horror show one Saturday night. It scared the ever-living crap out of me, as I recall. It's one of those films that contains a few select images that have stuck with me for all these years.

Now, all this time has passed, and I hadn't seen the film for probably at least twenty five years. So, when I picked it up on DVD last week, I had high hopes that it would still have that same chill-inducing effect on me. Man oh man, am I happy to tell you that not only am I not "let down" by revisiting Let's Scare Jessica to Death, but it's actually better than I remember it being.

Like Rosemary's Baby (another favorite of mine), Jessica operates on a much more psychological level than do most horror flicks. I'm going to save most of my thoughts on this thing for my full review (coming shortly), but believe me...you should go out and pick this sucker up. If, like me, you remember the film from your youth, then you'll be amazed at this release (even though it is quite bare bones). If, on the other hand, you've yet to witness Let's Scare Jessica to Death in all its fog-shrouded glory, then buddy...you're going to have a great time with this one...
-Matt signing off...


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