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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 her past is yet to come. 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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$13,350,177 (USA) (28 November 2008)
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At a party at his home, Joseph (Chace Crawford) goes to the bar to pour drinks for Molly (Haley Bennett) and himself. In one camera shot - the drinks (in clear glasses) are translucent white/clear. In the second shot - the drinks have turned pale amber. Back to the first camera angle, the drinks are again translucent white/clear. See more »

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Molly Hartley: I don't need to be here.
Dr. Emerson: [opening a file] Heard you had a panic attack in class today. You wanna tell me about it?
Molly Hartley: It was just a nose bleed. Just got freaked out by all the blood, that's all.
Dr. Emerson: Must be hard being new at school, even under the best of circumstances.
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Written by Inara George and Greg Kurstin
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Very Boring
2 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into the theater not knowing anything about this movie; I hadn't seen any previews on TV, no reviews on the Internet, nothing. A good buddy of mine wanted to go see it, so I thought "What the heck, it's Friday night and I don't have anything better to do", so we went. Boy, did I learn my lesson.

I can't believe I actually paid to see this movie. Do yourself a favor and just wait until this comes out on DVD. Actually, don't do that; this movie isn't even worth renting. This is one of the most boring and non-entertaining movies I have ever seen. Although this movie is labeled as "suspense" or "thriller", there is nothing even remotely suspenseful or scary about it. It uses all the scare tactics you're familiar with, and thus are not affected by anymore. For example, the bathroom mirror trick. Come on, how old is that trick?

As for the acting, I would say it is mediocre at best; no great performances from anybody that will save this movie. There were a couple of scenes in which I thought Haley Bennett (Molly Hartley) was going to be able to turn the movie around, but ultimately ending up crushing my hopes.

If you want to spare yourself two boring hours, don't go see this movie; it's just not worth the money. Also, remember to do your research. And don't trust your friends. (Just kidding)


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