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
Lame...at least everyone in the movie is good looking
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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