Let's Scare Jessica to Death Reviews
The film is a genuinely unnerving is-it-or-isn't-it-all-in-her-head horror, manipulating a minuscule budget into atmospheric bliss.
Old-fashioned ambiguity rules the roost in this tinny hippie nightmare, which clicks and clanks in key with the cogs of doe-eyed Jessica's delicate psyche. Zohra Lampert is superb in the titular role, and the film begs repeat viewings from those interested in the nuances of the nightmare movie.
I picked it based on it being 70s' Horror , I mean what can go wrong? 70s' Horror tends to either be brilliant or in the "So bad, it's good" category .... Usually.
Firstly, It's not a terrible film,it's just not a particularly good one to claim its "Cult Classic" status. The films biggest problem isn't the acting yet it is one of the reasons why the film doesn't work - at times it's so off base that it makes it hard to connect with the characters. -I.e. Jessica, someone supposedly recovering from a severe mental break comes across like someone trying weed for the first time and trying to hide the fact she is going to puke.
The thing that sinks the ship is that is has too many ideas that they tinker with before giving up on and just letting it direct itself, It can't decide whether it wants to be a hippy slasher flick, a folksie ghost story or a tale of madness. It reeks of someone who has forgotten what they started out to make and the biggest blow is that if they had just stuck to one idea; The mentally fragile victim being toyed with by a provocative hippy or vampires and ghosts, then it might have been something better.
It's Texas Chainsaw with a Manson follower instead of Leatherface and boredom as her weapon of choice.