Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Haunting of Molly Hartley...

This is one of those movies where the trailer looks absolutely awesome, but the movie really isn't. It starts off with a look back to a girl who seems to have been "haunted" about 12 years earlier. It ends badly for her. We are then brought up to the present and are introduced to Molly Hartley. She is starting over with her dad in a new town and school because of a tragic event where her mom tried to kill her. Her mom is now in an institution, but Molly continues to have visions and dreams of the attack. This movie is filled with tension and because it is PG-13, there is really very little in the way of violence. The movie does hold your attention and for the most part all your questions, as well as Molly's are answered. The problem is the ending. It truly is one of the lamest, unsatisfying endings I have seen. It almost felt like the director didn't really know how to end it. It was anti-climatic... which is a killer in a "horror" movie. I just didn't care for it. So check out the trailer if you want, but I would avoid the movie.

The Haunting of Molly Hartley
(2008) PG-13
Troubled by her mother's recent psychotic break, Molly (Haley Bennett) hopes to start fresh at a new school. She befriends fellow senior Joseph (Chace Crawford) and is happy to be a regular kid again. But the horrifying truth about her mother is destined to catch up with her. When Molly turns 18, she'll be held accountable for a supernatural bargain made long ago, one that she cannot escape. Jake Weber co-stars in this sinister yarn.

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