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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Gretchen Lodge
Johnny Lewis
Alexandra Holden.
Directors
Eduardo Sanchez.
Screenwriters
Jamie Nash
Eduardo Sanchez.
Running Time
100 minutes

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Lovely Molly
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Plot
When Molly (Gretchen Lodge) and her largely absent new husband (Johnny Lewis) move back into her childhood home, the ghosts of her abused childhood start to resurface. But are they real or imagined? She takes up a camcorder to find out.


Review
Lovely Molly
Molly (Gretchen Lodge) — too often left on her own in the isolated house where she grew up — begins to sense a ghostly presence. She starts documenting everything with a camcorder to convince her husband (Johnny Lewis) and sister (Alexandra Holden) that she’s not insane. This horror melodrama from Blair Witch co-director Eduardo Sanchez surprisingly isn’t a found-footage picture — but a ghost story/crack-up effort which seesaws between The Entity and Repulsion. Lodge is uncomfortably convincing and there’s one memorably squirm-inducing act of violence.


Verdict
Blair Witch veteran Eduardo Sanchez moves away from found footage to create an effectively creepy haunted houser with a strong central turn by Lodge.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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Good tense horror

Gretchen Lodge knocks this out of the park with her acting. I look forwards to seeing a lot more from her. Creepy, chilling beginnings, always with the thoughts "is this all in her head" lead to a heebie-jeebies climax with a few really nasty moments. This isn't the best horror I have ever seen, but it certainly delivers something fresh and new to the genre. Worth watching for Lodge's performance alone. ... More

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Posted by danielthompson99 at 21:03, 25 June 2013 | Report This Post


A nightmarish return to form.

I watched this in the hope that it would be a half decent return to form for Eduardo 'The Blair witch...' Sanchez, instead it surprised me by being quite easily the best horror movie I have seen all year. It has shades of several terrific films such as 'Absentia', 'The Exorcist' and, of course, Sanchez' previous masterpiece, while retaining it's own identity throughout. The central performance from Gretchen Lodge is absolutely perfect, totally believable and incredibly sympathetic, the scenes t... More

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Posted by Craigmustdie at 16:52, 21 August 2012 | Report This Post


Starnge Molly! (spoilers)

Interesting this one. On walking out, I overheard people referring to it as a 'seriously messed up film.' And they have a point. By no means is this a bad film. There are moments of inspiration and squirm inducing violence. However, this trads an uncomfortable line sometimes between Paranormal Activityesque jumpiness and more psychological thriller. Towards the beginning, the former is definitely more in evidence with banging doors, alarms going off etc. Towards the latter end of the film, i... More

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Posted by filmsunlimited at 11:58, 07 July 2012 | Report This Post



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