This past Halloween saw the release of a tweener horror movie so damned determined to scare the crap out its audience even the simple sound generated by mail being slipped through the slot of the front door was transformed into a loud crashing noise designed to startle viewers out of their seats. This March on DVD you’ll get a second chance to see if your non-tweener heart can withstand the blood-curdling terror of “>The Haunting of Molly Hartley (review).
The Haunting of Molly Hartley stars relative newcomer Haley Bennett as a young woman at a new private school with a dark past who finds herself increasingly haunted by strange hallucinations, voices, and nose bleeds as her 18th birthday rapidly approaches. Is it that wicked tumor inside her sinus cavity causing her psychosis or are there truly wicked forces at work? CW Network all-stars Chace Crawford and AnnaLyne McCord co-star in this movie that feels like it was a CW Network production to begin with.
If you ever wanted to see epic lameness then The Haunting of Molly Hartley is for you. I gave it a 2 1/2 for all the wrong reasons in my review, a spectacularly bad film that somehow managed to get a theatrical release. Hallucinations on top of dream sequences. Dream sequences on top of ominous music. Ominous music on top of loud crashing sounds. Loud crashing sounds on top of constant jump scares. Don’t forget that full contact baptism scene too.
And now The Haunting of Molly Hartley is coming to your home, or more likely, coming to the Blockbuster and Wal-Mart shelves a few blocks from your home. Fox Home Entertainment will unload the tweener terror turkey to DVD on March 3rd. The only announced DVD bonus you’ll get are interviews with star Haley Bennett, co-stars Shanna Collins and AnnaLynne McCord, and director Mickey Liddell.
I most look forward to hearing what AnnaLynne McCord has to say about her role considering she’s only in the movie for about five minutes, doesn’t really do much of anything aside from making a few catty comments, and then all but completely vanishes from the flick a little over halfway in. I can’t believe she’s giving those insightful thoughts away so soon rather than saving them for a future appearance on “Insider the Actor’s Studio”.
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