As much as the title suggests, the movie doesn’t actually have any haunting in it. THE HAUNTING OF MOLLY HARTLEY a haunting movie as much as the 30 year old actors are in high school. (If there’s shades of 90210, it’s because two of the actors are actually on the new 90210 show. And one is on Gossip Girl.) It’s more in the vein of ROSEMARY’S BABY and THE OMEN, except without any of the scary parts. Here you can tell the parts that are supposed to be scary because they’re punctuated by loud orchestral cues or sound effects. Once in a while there’s also strange whispering. Terrifying!
The flick is clichéd and completely predictable in it’s final act almost to the point of insult. The “shocking” ending will have you rolling your eyes and looking to your friends for confirmation that what you saw actually happened. It’s almost bad in a curiously fun way, but not enough to recommend.
Add a Theatrical Trailer and that’s it!
Extra Tidbit: Jake Weber looks like the poor man’s Tim Roth.