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Lovely Molly (2011)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  29 June 2012 (UK)
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Newlywed Molly moves into her deceased father's house in the countryside, where painful memories soon begin to haunt her.

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Molly
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Hannah
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Pastor Bobby
Camilla Zaidee Bennett ...
Little Girl
Kevin Murray ...
Hensley
Katie Foster ...
Family Friend 1
Doug Roberts ...
Uncle Bert
Bus Howard ...
Crime Scene Cop
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Peter
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Older Woman
Craig Sechler ...
Ronnie
Brenna McDonough ...
Suzie
Caren Anton ...
Thin Lady
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This film is about Molly and her new husband Tim. They've moved in to Molly's deceased parents house out in the country. But not long after they move in Molly starts getting haunted by forgotten memories, or so she thought. Her husband Tim is a truck driver and while he's away she starts seeing things and hearing things that she can't explain. She slips back in to old habits, involving drugs. Her sister Hannah gets worried about Molly, as is her Pastor, and her boss notices something is up too. But there is more to what is happening than most people know. It all comes out in the most horrific way, and not everyone is safe. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Rated R for strong disturbing violence and grisly images, some graphic sexual content and nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Gretchen Lodge is spectacular in the lead but the rest of Sanchez's film is a mess!
16 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'LOVELY MOLLY': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Eduardo Sanchez (co-director of 'THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT', one of my all-time favorite horror films) directed and co-wrote this dark and disturbing horror film. Jamie Nash also co-wrote the film (he's worked with Sanchez on multiple other films). The story revolves around a newlywed young woman who moves into the house of her dead father (that she grew up in). She's haunted by memories from her past there and is slowly possessed by something evil living in the house. The film was nominated for multiple 'Geek Oscars' and is raved about by some (a few at least). I found the atmosphere and acting to be great but the story to be boring and the film itself to be rather a mess.

Gretchen Lodge stars as Molly, a young woman who just moved into the house of her dead father, in the country, with her new husband Tim (Johnny Lewis). Molly grew up there and is soon haunted by memories she had long forgotten; memories of an abusive father. Tim is a truck driver and often leaves on long trips. While Tim is gone Molly continues to see and hear things in the house and they start to drive her crazy. She starts doing drugs again and begins losing control of her body. She's possessed by something that only she can see. She calls on her sister Hannah (Alexandra Holden) for help and Tim invites their pastor, Bobby (Field Blauvelt), over to talk to her. No one seems to be able to help her though as she slips further and further into madness.

The film combines a lot of different horror elements and clichés into this one film. The story often seems aimless and doesn't' really make a lot of sense. While the screenplay is weak the directing and acting isn't. Lodge is spectacular in the lead and gives a pretty deep performance for a low budget B horror flick. The rest of the cast is good enough and like I said the atmosphere really works as well. Sanchez seems to know how to make a really creepy and disturbing film he just needs a better script to work off of. Maybe he should look elsewhere instead of trying to write the material himself with his friend.

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