Cast: Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis, Alexandra Holden, Field Blauvelt
Running Time: 99 minutes
Synopsis: Newlyweds Molly and Tim move into Molly’s childhood home, in a remote part of the countryside. But instead of starting their new life together, Molly soon finds herself tormented by disturbing memories of her past and, possibly, demon possession.
There’s a weight of expectation hanging over Lovely Molly (2011), thanks to its director. After all, Eduardo Sanchez was partly responsible for both writing and directing The Blair Witch Project (1999) – the film that popularised “found footage” horror where the narrative and scares are generated through a camcorder Pov.
Lovely Molly begins with a nod to this genre as a dishevelled and hollow-eyed Molly holds a knife to her throat while she mumbles at the camera about how it wasn’t her fault. Cut to months earlier and we see a happier Molly at her own wedding.