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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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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)  »

Also Known As:

She Lived  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$13,350,177 (USA) (28 November 2008)
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As Molly and her father are eating dinner, Molly's shirt continuously switches from being off her shoulder to covering her shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Molly Hartley: [about her mother] She came back. She told me everything!
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References The Tenant (1976) See more »

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Preparedness
Performed by The Bird and the Bee
Written by Inara George and Greg Kurstin
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
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Just go read a book or plant a tree. Anything but this.
31 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I actually registered on this site to post this comment. I feel it is my duty to save you precious moments of life that are better spent elsewhere.

This film used the normal scare tactics, i.e. suspenseful building music, quick appearance on camera of people or things, reflections in mirrors, etc., but nothing new or original. The little whispers in the background try to make you nervous, but it leads to a dead end.

Speaking of endings, just when you think the movie has built to where it will explain exactly what is going on, it ends. One minute it seems all hell is about to break loose, and then there is a very weak resolution and the movie is over. The best way to describe it is to take a movie that is 2 hours long, and cut out the last half hour except for the final few minutes. I actually had to go home and verify that the theater didn't skip a reel or two. Unfortunately for us, they didn't.

Words can not express how terribly this movie ends. I am amazed that this ever made it into a theater. Don't waste your time and money on the theater, or even a rental. Hell, don't even waste your time watching it for free on TV. I've had bowel movements much more interesting and fulfilling than this movie. Maybe the director had a vision in his head, I just wish he would have let everyone else in on it.


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