Lovely Molly – USA, 2012

Lovely Molly is a 2012 American horror film directed by Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project). It stars Gretchen Lodge in the title role, Johnny Lewis and Alexandra Holden,

When newlywed Molly returns to her long-abandoned family home she is plagued by a series of disturbing events that leaves her shaken and defenceless.

Reminders of a nightmarish childhood lead her to the shocking conclusion that somewhere in the house lies an evil force that will pull Molly and all those around her into darkness and death.

Unable to escape, she must soon face her deepest fears and confront the evil that lurks in the dark…


“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.” Kim Newman, Empire

“In the end, it wouldn’t be fair to say that Lovely Molly is a mess, but it certainly feels like half a movie. I’m constantly on the lookout for the next great supernatural horror movie and this one had potential. But, Sanchez went a little to arthouse here and left too many questions for the audience.” Mike Long, DVD Sleuth

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One Comment on “Lovely Molly – USA, 2012”

  1. Wow, what a helluva movie this is..and as I’ve said before, one of the biggest compliments to a horror film is that it holds up in repeated viewings, and boy, does this one hold up extremely well, IMO.. I’ve come to realize that my love for this movie is not shared by many, but rather I’m in the minority with the high praise I give Sanchez’s, “Lovely Molly”.

    Gretchen Lodge is amazing as Molly.. her performance gives me chills every single time I’ve seen this movie.. Alexandra Holden in a supporting role as Molly’s sister, Hannah, is fantastic, and even though her role is maybe a quarter of what Gretchen’s role is, Hannah could not have been played any bit better by even someone such as Meryl Streep(yea, I know, a little extreme of a

    I will never understand the hate that this film continues to receive, nor the confusion so many complain to have after watching it. For me, it wasn’t one of those films that are left so opened ended/ambiguous that you’re left wondering what in the hell was going on throughout the film. While, yes, it could be debated as to whether this was mental illness, or supernatural haunting/possession..I had no doubt as to which it was especially after Molly’s final scene plays out, combined with the actual final scene of the film showing her sister, Hannah. Together, for me, it left no doubt that this was indeed a supernatural horror film.

    Love, love, love this movie! ..and to this day it’s a movie I select to watch every once in a while when looking for a horror film thats dark and moody ..”Lovely Molly” is just that, dark and moody.

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