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Let’s Scare Jessica to Death

Special Guests: John D. Hancock & Lee Kalcheim

Guest Co-Host: Cameron Cloutier

We’re looking at the 1971 film Let’s Scare Jessica to Death. Directed by John D Hancock and based on a screenplay by Lee Kalcheim, the film tells the tale of… you guessed it… Jessica (Zohra Lampert) a woman who’s back from a time away at an asylum and spending some quiet time in the country with her husband and their friend.

Jessica is plagued with visions of a girl in white as well as a monstrous woman in their local lake. Are the unfriendly people of the country town trying to gaslight her? Is it the strange hippie girl they find living in their house? Or is it something truly supernatural?


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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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