The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)
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|Rating:||PG-13 (for strong thematic material, violence and terror, brief strong language and some teen drinking)|
|Genre:||Mystery & Suspense, Drama|
|Directed By:||Mickey Liddell|
|Written By:||John Travis, Rebecca Sonnenshine|
|In Theaters:||Oct 31, 2008 Wide|
|On DVD:||Feb 24, 2009|
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Critic Reviews for The Haunting of Molly Hartley
If you get past the retro Nancy Drew title, this is a worthwhile effort.
The Haunting of Molly Hartley isn't the least bit haunting. It's just cheap.
God and Satan duke it out for the soul of a young girl in The Haunting of Molly Hartley, an unexpectedly cynical addition to the teen-scream genre.
It would take hallucinations of a powerful kind indeed to find anything worthwhile in The Haunting of Molly Hartley, a dead-on-arrival thriller that resolutely fails to come to life.
Audience Reviews for The Haunting of Molly Hartley
It wasn't that bad, but the ending was really awful and ruined the whole thing! I suppose, thinking about it, at least it was a bit original for a story of this type, but it still wasn't really what you would expect or hope for!
Up until the end, this is okay for a b-grade, straight to DVD type movie. Haley Bennett is fine as Molly - not the greatest actress, but you could buy it (just). Chase Crawford also not overly convincing, but looks nice - really, what else can you hope for in this type of thing?! Shanna Collins as Alexis is probably the most convincing of the lot and she plays the "crazy" Christian girl. Jake Weber as Molly's Dad, also failed to convince. However, as previously stated, the movie looks nice enough, young attractive cast, as a dumb thriller/horror it works okay, if you keep your expectations low and try to ignore the stupid ending. At least it was entertaining.
I almost didn't watch it, the first 5 minutes were pretty boring and strange. But then it got nutty real fast. It held me at the edge of my bed till the end wondering what's going on, who's insane, what's real?! It's creepy, religious, fun and it has Chace Crawford in it. Plus, not one, but two girls from 90210. Awesome!
The story had potential, but it got really slow and confusing in between. A young girl and her father move into a new town to start over after her mother was sent to live in a mental institution. As her 18th birthday draws near, she is haunted by the memories of her mother trying to kill her. The ending ruined the whole movie.
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