Let's Scare Jessica to Death-the secret of the Lake (1971)
Charles B. Moss Jr., William Badalato
John Hancock, Lee Kalcheim
Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin O'Connor, Gretchen Corbett, Alan Manson, Mariclare Costello
Paramount Pictures, The Jessica Company
The Secret Beneath the Lake / Η Τζέσικα θα πεθάνει από τρόμο / What Killed Sam Dorker?
1 Hour and 29 Minutes (89 Minutes)
Something is after Jessica. Something very cold, very wet... and very dead... / Leave your insanity at the door.
A masterpiece, forgotten and cast aside that deserves a place among the well-established and classic horror films. Excellent direction, unique interpretations, extremely, impressive landscapes and incredibly eerie and frightening atmosphere. The scene where the protagonists arrive in the countryside with a hearse and a stop at the cemetery to "revolutionize" Jessica plans from their graves are simply superb. Without the classic jump scares, with great music, without the unnecessary scenes of nudity that we're used to exist in horror movies in recent decades, the film manages to shudders and frighten viewers with its simplicity. Rightly, therefore, the 1970s is considered the golden age of horror.
When they arrived at the site, the crew of the film, in the region spread a strange mist which, of course, took advantage. So did the home side's spin and used it whenever they felt that it was necessary for the movie.
The interpretations of two women is shocking. The Lambert Zohra is compelling in the role of Jessica. Convinces perfectly for a woman who has psychological problems and skillfully moves between logic and paranoia. But the one who steals the show, in my opinion, is the Mariclare Costello who played Emily the strange. Her gaze, posture, her whole aura, enchant and haunt the Viewer. Course conclusions about what really happens is at the discretion of each viewer. Truth or lies what events happen, paranoia or sensible?
Let's Scare Jessica to DeathMovie Review Highlights
Are many but would "betray" only two.
- The scene where the two protagonists go for a swim in the Lake.
- The scene of Jessica in the boat where he tries to flee.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
The shudders provoking movie on many points, something that tends to be forgotten nowadays.