Wednesday, November 5, 2008

REVIEW: The Haunting of Molly Hartley

The Synopsis

Molly (Haley Bennett) is a 17 year old girl who has physically recovered from a stab wound inflicted by her mother, but the psychological scars that remain run deep. To help her begin a new life after her trauma, her father has moved her into a new school. With her eighteenth birthday approaching, Molly is haunted by nightmares of her mother's attack upon her while dealing with the stress of being the new girl in school. Symptoms of psychosis that seem to be affecting her seem to foreshadow an onset of the mental illness that took control of her mother's life, but of several different explanations for her distress, the most unforeseen and terrifying is revealed as the truth. Ultimately, Molly discovers that her mother and others who share her mother's concerns want her killed in order to save her from a preordained life as a servant of the Devil.

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert:
Michael Phillips:
Adam Markovitz: C-
A. O. Scott: NA

Other Sites:

At The Movies:
Ben Mankiewicz: NA, Ben Lyons: NA
67 Oh No, 32 No, 57 So-So, 39 Go, 50 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes:
T-Meter: 03% (Rotten), Top Critics: 14% (Rotten), RT Community: 23% (Rotton)
Critics: 32 out of 100, Users: 4.5 out of 10
Yahoo Movies:
Critics: NA Users: C

My Review

Source Material: Written by John Travis and Rebecca Sonnenshine. Its plot has similarities to that of the 1976 horror film To the Devil a Daughter.

Defective: No worth it

Acting and Dialogue:
Defective: Were they acting?

Cinematography: Failed
: Pointless

Defective: It looked good but is was really not at all.

Defective: No soundtrack or score

Special and Visual FX:
Defective: None

D- There was nothing good that came out of this film.

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