Jessabelle Synopsis
From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes the ghostly tale of Jessabelle. Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook of Sleeping Beauty) comes face to...

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Entertainment Weekly

By Clark Collis
While this Blumhouse production may be a less ruthlessly efficient scream machine than, say, its corporate sibling "Ouija," it is much more...
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The A.V. Club

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There isn’t a single jump scare in this thing. On the other hand, it would be nice if Jessabelle tried a little harder.
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50

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By Bilge Ebiri
It’s a strange spectacle: a horror film that spends as much time dismantling suspense as it does building it.
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50

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
The script’s by Robert Ben Garant, also behind last year’s scary-movie spoof “Hell Baby,” and this one teeters right on the edge of...
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40

The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
Director Kevin Greutert, who cut his teeth on the Saw series (editing the first five and directing Saw VI and Saw 3D), whips up some generic...
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38

RogerEbert.com

By Sheila O'Malley
Steeped in Southern Gothic melodrama, Jessabelle is interesting in some of the small details, and in its strong sense of the Louisiana...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
An ineffective, derivative, and awkwardly executed mash-up of ghost flicks and voodoo movies.
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30

TheWrap

By Inkoo Kang
Unfortunately, it's just when Jessabelle looks like it might transcend its haunted-house trappings that the Southern Gothic clichés rear...
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30

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Greutert's savvy enough to sprinkle some white folks among his houngans and mambos, but Jessabelle still plays out as Haitian traditions...
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30

The New York Times

By Ben Kenigsberg
Jessabelle is depressingly rote.
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well directed!

By wurmtds
Definitely a horror fans must see! Well directed well acted pretty darn good story and most of all had me scared , had to turn the lights on at home after watching it!!!!...

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By jameeabeals
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Wow

By yannima2194
It's a great movie! I really like the story base. Very unique and well acted...

scary

By kungfudiva13
this movie was amazing . the twist at the end made so much sense. it was not like oculus it was more scary and better directed...

Great movie

By melsangels
I loved this movie....

Single worst racist crap...

By Humberto777
... I 'eva done seen. Oh it's so good until the end desperately scrambles for sustained attention. How can I say... Hmmmmm read the book & give the author a chance to redeem himself. #NEXT...

Scary af

By grantdowlen
I'm screaming out loud....

Stupid film

By vlandey
Waste of time predictable...

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Rated PG-13 | For for sequences of horror violence and terror
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Messy ghost story has scares but little blood and gore.
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