Jethica – Movie Review
Director: Pete Ohs
Writer: Andy Faulkner, Callie Hernandez, Will Madden (Screenplay)
- Callie Hernandez (La La Land)
- Ashley Denis Robinson (The Beta Test)
- Andy Faulkner (Spree)
- Will Madden (Mean Spirited)
Plot: When Jessica’s stalker surprises her in New Mexico, she must seek help from beyond the grave to get rid of him for good.
Runtime: 1 Hour 12 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Jethica starts as Elena (Hernandez) is hiding out in New Mexico, when she bumps into an old friend Jessica (Robinson). The two look to catch up before Jessica reveals why she has been on this trip, a stalker, Kevin (Madden).
Things take a twist when Jessica reveals she has been transporting Kevin’s dead body. Now, she is faced with a new challenge, his ghost following her and wanting to be with her. The two friends must figure out how to stop Kevin’s ghost before he gets too close again.
Verdict on Jethica
Jethica follows two friends that find themselves dealing with the ghost of one of their stalkers. They must work together to try and figure out how to get rid of him from her life as he has continued to stalk her from beyond the grave.
This ends up being an odd dark comedy thriller. It looks to expose the lasting effects of stalkers, using the idea of them being a haunting presence in the victim’s life. While this does make Kevin feel like a pathetic figure with how he longs after Jessica. It turns to the idea of him being no threat. This gets to create an odd story you could hear from someone, which gives everything a more haunting feel about it.
The performances in the movie create a distant existence for the characters. One that makes us feel like we could be part of the empty world that the characters have been forced into.
Final Thoughts – Jethica is an oddly dark comedy filled with a bleak emptiness.