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The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)

Molly Hartley looks to put her troubled past behind her with a fresh start at a new school, where she sparks with one of the most popular students. But can her secrets stay buried, ... See full summary »

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Molly Hartley looks to put her troubled past behind her with a fresh start at a new school, where she sparks with one of the most popular students. But can her secrets stay buried, especially as she learns more about the horrific truth that awaits her once she turns 18? Written by IMDb Editors

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This Halloween, High School can be Hell. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for strong thematic material, violence and terror, brief strong language and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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31 October 2008 (USA)  »

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She Lived  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,423,315 (USA) (31 October 2008)

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$13,350,177 (USA) (28 November 2008)
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AnnaLynne McCord and Jessica Lowndes played together on 90210 (2008). They played friends on the show See more »

Goofs

After Molly gets out of the car to go look for Joseph, her shirt is half untucked. But in the next shot when she opens the door her shirt is neatly tucked in. See more »

Quotes

Suzie: [shoving her] What the hell are you doing here?
Molly Hartley: You're ex-boyfriend invited me.
Suzie: [scoffing] My ex-boyfriend? I'm supposed to be shocked? Am I supposed to runaway crying? Am I supposed to be scared? Everyone knows you're a mental case, Molly... just like your mother.
Molly Hartley: [walking away] Go to hell!
Suzie: [going after her] Stay away from my boyfriend!
Molly Hartley: [turning, grabbing her by the wrist, twisting her arm] I don't like being threatened!
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Followed by The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015) See more »

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Untouched and Intact
Performed by The Honorary Title
Written by Jarrod Gorbel
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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Lame...at least everyone in the movie is good looking
3 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, I didn't really want to see this movie at all. I work at a theater, and I was forced to watch this with my boss so I could talk with her about the promotion I've wanted for a very long time. By the time the credits rolled, "Molly Hartley" had injected me with insane predictability, zero plot, and good looking people to the point where I almost didn't want said promotion anymore.

Like I've already mentioned twice, the film's best and only strong point is the amount of good looking people in the movie. Even the geeky character is good looking. Haley Bennett manages to carry the movie in decent fashion, avoiding becoming laughable as most PG-13 horror movie heroines do *glares at Camilla Belle*. Chace Crawford was a presence I could have done without, while Shannon Woodward was the best performer (and had the best character) in the movie as Leah.

I will give this movie a bit of credit for not being formulaic for about 75% of the movie...while it avoids typical clichés most of the time, it arrives at a conclusion so obvious, stupid, rushed, and unfinished that you can't help but wonder who allowed this movie to be made. It doesn't go for cheap jump scares, which I appreciated, and is more of a satanic thriller than a straight up horror movie. Of course, it's my feeling that PG-13 horror movies not named "The Ring" are just as bad as the Disaster/Date/Superhero Movie franchise, but Molly Hartley manages to barely avoid being as disastrous as Prom Night or When A Stranger Calls. Don't take that as a compliment. It's very easy to beat those movies.

My biggest complaint would be the fact that the movie basically has no plot. We just follow Molly Hartley around aimlessly as the evidence of her being the hottest devil child ever builds up, and then "BAM", an epic fail of an ending comes, scroll goes the credits, and SMACK goes the sound of heads hitting desks. Whoever greenlit this movie is on crack, and I'm not joking.

Please don't waste your time.


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