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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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Mickey Liddell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Haley Bennett ... Molly Hartley
Jake Weber ... Robert Hartley
Chace Crawford ... Joseph Young
Shannon Woodward ... Leah
Shanna Collins ... Alexis
AnnaLynne McCord ... Suzie
Marin Hinkle ... Jane Hartley
Nina Siemaszko ... Dr. Emerson
Josh Stewart ... Mr. Draper
Jessica Lowndes ... Laurel
Randy Wayne ... Michael
Jamie McShane ... Father
Ron Canada ... Mr. Bennett
Kevin Cooney ... Dr. Donaldson
Ross Thomas ... Jock
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Storyline

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, High School can be Hell. See more »

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

She Lived See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,423,315, 2 November 2008

Gross USA:

$13,559,812

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,418,749
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

AnnaLynne McCord and Jessica Lowndes also together on the television show 90210 (2008). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Emerson: Your mother stabbed you in the chest with a pair of scissors. There was no sign of mental illness... no warning.
Molly Hartley: I don't remember, okay? Everyone keeps asking me what happened and I don't remember!
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Connections

Followed by The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

U a Freak (Nasty Girl)
Performed by Chingy featuring Mr. Collipark
Written by Chingy (as Howard Bailey), Mr. Collipark (as Michael Crooms), Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III),
and Terry Lewis
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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User Reviews

 
Supernatural thriller for the 20 something crowd and beyond
30 August 2009 | by jasno1965See all my reviews

I think it is unfair to give this movie anything under 4 stars. The movie had suspense, not that bad acting and an ending that kept you guessing. True it is not an academy award nominee and the actors are not the best, but the movie works as it is. It is not gruesome as some horror movies but this really doesn't fit that genre, more of a supernatural thriller. Is it that bad to cast good looking people? No. Was it cheesy at times? Yes. It is definitely not a bad Friday or Saturday night movie to be enjoyed with some popcorn. The ending is thought provoking. Makes you wonder about the world we live in and ironically how a movie dissed by many critics and thought to be targeted at ignorant teens, offers insight into the good versus evil struggles in our society and religion. So I do recommend it. Just have an open mind and enjoy. I almost didn't see it but didn't really trust the 3.5 overall rating.


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