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Who can explain the good reviews for this turkey?,
This review is from: Let's Scare Jessica to Death (DVD)
Watched this last night with a group of die-hard film buffs, and we all though it was awful. I know this is not a new or particularly original jab, but it really does deserve the title LET'S BORE JESSICA TO DEATH!
Unlike some of the few who saw this for what it is, I don't think the actors can be blamed - NO ONE could have made the script work. They also get no help from the lousy directing and terrible score.
There are a few moments of good atmosphere thanks mostly to the photography, but it is not enough.
Not NEARLY enough.
Do yourself a favor: clean out a neglected desk drawer, go through your fridges meat and cheese bin, balance your checkbook.
Any of these is scarier, and ultimately more rewarding and productive than watching this one.
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Initial post: Mar 8, 2012 2:04:42 PM PST
D. M. Keane says:
"Who can explain...a group of die-hard film buffs" with both a lack of imagination and an unwillingness to go without a severed head, dripping entrails or a heavy metal soundtrack for 89 minutes...? Gosh, I feel so duped that I wasn't one of the few who saw this film: "for what it is." Guess I better go take an "ultimately more rewarding...jab" at the "fridge..."
Posted on Sep 4, 2012 12:43:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 6, 2012 11:04:05 PM PDT
A. Groth says:
There's no accounting for taste of course, but I think that this is really a great movie and a significant work of pre-Texas Chainsaw horror. The atmosphere, the cinemaphotography, and the score are all great. I can't believe that anyone would criticize the score of this film; it is very creative and reminds me of the work that Joseph LeDuca did for the first Evil Dead. This movie is a real work of art.
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