Movie Reviews: Jessabelle

This movie starts out kind of weak, then really picks up, and then totally blows chunks at the end.

The concept is neat, but they made a few decisions toward the end that were either a) absolutely mind-numbingly dumb, or b) hilariously dumb (her rolling herself down the pier). Also, there’s a big flaw in that the main characters are not very likable. The psuedo-cheating story does neither of them any favors. If I’ve typed it once I’ve typed it a hundred times now: I hate it when I can’t like anyone in a movie.

The over-all storyline, though, is again great — until the last ten or so minutes when it all comes together story-wise, but falls apart logically. They just found some newborn baby right quick? That’s a serious plothole.

This movie is still better than the Witchouse movies. But it’s not one of the best Witchy movies.

Back next week with… disease outbreak movies! (Because Covid-19.)

Report card:
Runtime: Ninety minutes.
Acting: All right.
Effects: Pretty good.
Violence: Not enough.
Dead Townsfolk: One by the hands of the monster.
Revenge Kills: Technically two.
Gun Use: No.
Gore: No.
Creepy? No.
Monster Type? A few dead voodoo folk.
Monster Ick Factor: No.
Funny? No.
Nudity: No.
Pet Death: No.
Pacing: Slow burn, then too fast.