Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

In this low-budget American horror with a title to die for, Jessica (Lampert), is released from a mental institution and decamps to a small town with her husband (Heyman) and his hippie friend (Connor) and, yes you’ve guessed it, some really freaky stuff starts to happen. The local inhabitants are all a bit dead behind the eyes and in one very creepy scene Jessica, whose hallucinations increasingly dominate the film, goes swimming in the lake and encounters a pale woman in a Victorian dress trying to drag her under. It’s all pretty trippy and of its time, and the screechy, psyched-out score is especially effective. DC
Dir John D Hancock (Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin Connor)

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