Synopsis: Jessabelle "Jessie" Laurent is pregnant and accepts to move to the house of her boyfriend to raise a family of their own. However they have a car accident where her boyfriend and her baby die. Jessie is seriously wounded and trapped to a wheelchair, and the direction of the hospital asks her to contact her estranged father to help her. Leon Laurent brings his daughter to his house in Louisiana and lodges her in her mother's room. Jessie snoops around the room and finds a videotape where her mother Kate Laurent is pregnant and reads tarot cards to her. She tells that Jessie would never left Louisiana; she is attracted by water; and another woman wants her out of the house. However Leon arrives and destroys the tape. On the next morning, Jessie watches another videotape when her father is out of the house, and her mother talks about the man that had taught her to read cards, Moses. Jessie is haunted by the ghost of a woman and her father discovers the two other videotapes she has hidden.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Kevin Greutert
Production: Lionsgate Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Huh? You sure you got that?

Don't strain yourself.

Well, that's it. Turned in my key.

Yep. No turning back now.

- You still think this is a good idea?

- What, me driving this thing?

I told you, I'm more than

happy to let you drive.

No, this, moving in with you. Having...

Having this baby.

Jessie, you're the best thing

that ever happened to me.

I've been ready for

this for a long time.

I just remembered the weirdest

dream I had last night.

It's the last chance to remove it.

A little more suction, please.

Can't see a thing in there.

It's skull. It's part

of the guy's skull.

Intertrochanteric fracture in your hip.

Your left clavicle and

three ribs are shattered.

You've got compound fractures

in your right and left tibia.

Good news is you will walk again

within three or four months of therapy.

My b... my baby?

I'm sorry.

I know it's been a long

haul for you, Jessie.

But we'll still need to send a

physical therapist to you at home.

Can someone come pick you up?

Your mother or father?

My mom died of cancer when I was a baby,

and my father gave me to my aunt

to be raised after my mom died.

I haven't seen him in years.

Miss Laurent, can he come

here to pick you up?


Thanks for picking me up, Dad.

Glad I could help.

Sorry about your boyfriend.

This was your mother's room.

You're gonna have to stay in here.

The other bedrooms are upstairs.

Let's get you in bed.

When your aunt passed away, they...

they gave me some things you had there.


You hungry?

I could make you a

sandwich or something.

No, I'm fine. Just tired is all.

Oh, yeah, the water out of the

tap sometimes comes out bad.

You just let it run

a little, it'll clear up.



You here?

I live in America

with a pair of Payless shoes

The Upper Peninsula

and the television news

And I've seen my wife

At the K-Mart...

Oh, my word.

Thank you, Mama.

Hello, Jessabelle.

- Mom.

- I went back and forth

a hundred times whether or

not this was a good idea.

Making these tapes.

But as you can see, here I am.

It is March 14th, and it is 1988,

and I am seven months pregnant with you.

I love you, Jessabelle. I love you.

If you're watching this,

it means I'm gone. But I don't

want this to be a day of sadness.

I want it to be a day of happiness.

So I'm not even gonna talk about me.

The only thing that's important

is that you know that I love you.

And that... I have been

watching over you, always.

Okay. So, enough of that sad shit.

I told your father that I wanted him to

give you this tape on your 18th birthday.

So for you, it is 2006.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, baby!

I thought about having a cake,

but explaining all this to Mrs. Davis

just would have been a little too weird.

Mrs. Davis is our cook, and if she's there,

could you tell her I said hi?

She's so sweet. That ought

to freak her out, though.

She is scared of ghosts.

Anyway, I wanted to make this tape

because I wanted you to get to know me.

And I wanted to give

you a birthday gift,

a birthday reading with my cards.

I am really good at this.

I'm always right. You can't cut

the deck, so this will have to do.

Here we go.

I still have your bracelet, Mom.

Okay. So this is Death.

But it doesn't mean "death" death.

It means transition.

And this year, your 18th year,

is gonna be a year of transition.

You know what it says here? It says

that you've never left St. Francis

and that you're never gonna leave.

Baby, you've gotta get out

there and see the world.

There's so much great stuff out there.

Suits of Cups. That's the water sign,

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Robert Ben Garant

Robert Ben Garant (born September 14, 1970) is an American screenwriter, producer, director, actor and comedian. He has a long professional relationship with Thomas Lennon, from their time on the seminal sketch-comedy show The State, the cop show spoof Reno 911!, and numerous screenwriting collaborations. more…

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