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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, ... 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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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 »

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Dr. Emerson: [Dr. Emerson steps into the garden room]
Molly Hartley: Oh, Dr. Emerson. You got my message.
Dr. Emerson: Message?
Dr. Emerson: I-I called you. I left you a message.
Dr. Emerson: No. No message.
Molly Hartley: Then... what are you... doing here?
Dr. Emerson: Well, it's your birthday party. Of course I here. Just a few more minutes now. So how does it feel?
Molly Hartley: How does 'what' feel?
[the whispers start]
Dr. Emerson: Your new life... We're all here for you, Molly. We've watched you grow. We've chosen 'you'.
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The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)
25 February 2009 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

Rating: 2 out of 4 (OK)

Genre: Horror / Thriller / Supernatural

Director: Mickey Liddell

Stars: Haley Bennett, Jake Weber, Chace Crawford, Shannon Marie Woodward, Shanna Collins, AnnaLynne McCord, Marin Hinkle, Nina Siemaszko, Josh Stewart, Jessica Lowndes

Synopsis: Molly's a 17-year-old starting a new school after moving to a new town since her mother tried killing her by stabbing her in the chest. All seems to be going well but hallucinations and nosebleeds lead her to believe that something will happen to her on her eighteenth birthday.

Thoughts: 'Molly Hartley' is a supernatural thriller that does its hardest to channel the spirit of films like 'Rosemary's Baby' with a healthy dose of '90210'-like teen angst drama. Since the scares are all of the jump variety and no sustainable atmosphere is anywhere to be found 'Molly' just spins around in the tired circles of the latest CW drama. I guess it should come as no surprise that the powers that be loaded this one with the beautiful faces that populate '90210' and 'Gossip Girl'. Heck looking at the IMDb filmography and you start to think that 'Molly Hartley' seems more at home on the Lifetime Movie Channel than on the big screen. The cast and crew do a decent enough job with a script that plays more like a 90 minute episode of a teen drama series with a slight supernatural twinge and a thoroughly nut-scratching finale.

In Conclusion: Taylor made for 'tweens and teens, 'The Haunting of Molly Hartley' is just a tepid thriller that builds ever-so-slowly to a crescendo of mediocrity.


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