The Haunting of Molly Hartley

The Haunting of Molly Hartley
The Haunting of Molly Hartley
  • PG-13
  • 1h 25m
  • 2008
Rotten3%
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Molly Hartley (Haley Bennett) hopes that with her mother locked away in a mental ward, she can forget the violence of her family's past and start over. She has found a new life, a new school and a new boyfriend (Chace Crawford). But when her secret past and haunting nightmares continue, Molly fears she has inherited her mother's psychosis.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten3%
Critics Consensus: The Haunting of Molly Hartley is a rather lifeless horror endeavor, with a pedestrian plot and few scares.
Reviews
Time Out
Maitland McDonagh
Rotten

August 19, 2019
Toronto Star
Tony Wong
Fresh

If you get past the retro Nancy Drew title, this is a worthwhile effort.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Jeannette Catsoulis
Rotten

God and Satan duke it out for the soul of a young girl in The Haunting of Molly Hartley, an unexpe...

August 19, 2019
AV Club
Keith Phipps
Rotten

It's a horror film better suited for skittish cats than humans.

August 19, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
High school horror flick more dreary than spooky.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that teens may be drawn to this horror movie by co-star Chace Crawford, who's part of the cast of Gossip Girl. There's some violent, scary stuff, but it's also mostly bloodless (particularly when compared to movies like the Saw franchise) -- more blood is seen from the lead character's stress-induced nosebleeds than from any of the movie's stabbings, assaults, and murders. The film includes a lot of religious imagery and plot points -- characters read Paradise Lost and the Bible, the lead character is baptized in an effort to remove the diabolical influences she's experiencing, and more.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:October 31, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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