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The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)

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A girl with PTSD attempts to refresh her life at a new school, but soon finds it impossible when she's afflicted by not only bullying and bad memories, but also the supernatural.


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Mr. Draper
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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 »


Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 October 2008 (USA)  »

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She Lived  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,423,315, 2 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,350,177, 30 November 2008
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AnnaLynne McCord and Jessica Lowndes played together on 90210 (2008). They played friends on the show. See more »


The page of the book that Molly is looking at in the library is rife with spelling errors. Auditory is spelled 'aditory'. Possible is spelled 'possibile'. Component is spelled 'componant'. See more »


Mr. Bennett: [about her humming during the test] Alexis, enough with the musical interlude. Please.
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References Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972) See more »


Performed by Keren DeBerg
Written by Keren DeBerg and Van Romaine
Courtesy of Big Pea & A Dime Music
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Let's put it this way...
12 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

After this painful movie, I drank, I did illegal substances, I even beat myself with a shovel, and still I was in pain from watching this horrible movie! The Haunting of Molly Hartley or as I'm going to call it from this point on "pretty white kids with satanic problems", where do I eve begin on how awful this film was? OK, let's start with the actors, horrible horrible actors that only got their roles because they were just too beautiful to pass up on. The editing/scare tactics: let's make loud noise constantly, that'll make the audience jump. The script: let's make up a non-sense story about a teenage girl who has powers from Satan and we'll put her in high school with other pretty people and while she has to go through the hardships of being a teenager. Even though the story in no way makes sense, we have a Zac Efron look a like, so we're going to get a huge female teen audience and they'll love this film. Oh, boy, I'm rambling, OK, let's just say this, if you were, you'd see all the bruises on my head from banging it on the wall after watching this movie that I'll never know how it got green lighted.

Molly Hartley is the new girl at school who is very subtle about her strange side, she has headaches that lead to disillusions about her mother who tried to kill her a few years ago, she automatically stays away from people and is getting hit on by the most pretty rich boy in the whole school, but she is absolutely refusing to do anything until her father takes her to the hospital and they find a brain tumor, so it seems like everything will be all good after they remove it, but things are obviously not getting better when her mother escapes the insane asylum to kill Molly before she hits her 18th birthday to gain full powers of the devil... yeah, wow.

Oh, boy, I wish there was a rating lower than 1, because honestly this film is one of the worst I've ever seen in my life. It's just so odd to me that there are some films that people absolutely refuse to give a fair chance, yet this movie that has no right to be called a horror movie has a 3.4 rating? Come on, this belongs in the bottom 100 here on IMDb, I'm going to be a good citizen, please, stay away from this movie, save yourself the pain I had to endure. I had to take my cousin to see this, now I feel that I can never let her pick a film again, because for my health's sake, I just can never see a movie like this again, I'll go insane. Just trust me, this is a very very bad film, film? Why did I say that? This is trash, just trust me, the only thing horrific about this is that I wasted 90 minutes of my life that I will never get back... I could have watched paint dry, that has more meaning than this stupid movie ever will.


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