Saturday, June 25, 2011
Lets Scare Jessica To Death (1971)
The truth is that this film is very slow paced and not much of anything happens till the end but the weird and depressing tone helps the film move along. I personally really couldn't wait to find out if Jessica is truly insane or if there is some weird supernatural happenings going on. Of course in the end Jessica turns out to be quite sane and Emily is Vampire who has cursed the town for decades. When Jessica seeks out help she learns that she is alone in a town that has been completely drained of blood. She is surrounded by blood suckers and the future looks pretty bleak. We get the stabbing of a small pet mole, a nasty throat ripping, men with more hair on their face then on their head, ugly bathing suit fu and climactic ending filled with vampires and cool camera angles. We also have a creepy scene in the lake that is profoundly reminicent of Carnival Of Souls.
Lets Scare Jessica To Death probably wouldn't appeal to the average vampire fan but people who like the offbeat weird ones like Martin are sure to find a level of enjoyment out of a movie that most would consider slow and boring.