Lovely Molly (2011) (DVD Review)

Lovely Molly (2011)
Director:  Eduardo Sanchez
Where to get it: Image Entertainment

This film is about Molly and her new husband Tim. They’ve moved in to Molly’s deceased parents house out in the country. But not long after they move in Molly starts getting haunted by forgotten memories, or so she thought. Her husband Tim is a truck driver and while he’s away she starts seeing things and hearing things that she can’t explain. She slips back in to old habits, involving drugs. Her sister Hannah gets worried about Molly, as is her Pastor, and her boss notices something is up too. But there is more to what is happening than most people know. It all comes out in the most horrific way, and not everyone is safe.

Lovely Molly is one of those movies that have a slow build for character development but it has a good reward at the end. The movie toys with the viewer as it goes along, making us try to guess on if Molly is a victim of her own devices or if something more sinister is in the air. It is an interesting journey that brings us new information and shocking story turns when we aren’t expecting it. The movie walks the line of a horror and a thriller but there is plenty there for fans of either. And I think the results are a big surprise in quality and overall presentation of the film. Maybe one of the best overall we’ve seen this year.

In the middle of this haunting tale we have a small but very solid cast. The character of Molly is very hard to pull off but it is done here superbly. I’d love to hand this young lady (Gretchen Lodge) some type of award because her performance is just that strong and eye popping. I also believe that it is a film that at the end of the day just seems different and different is a very good thing to have in films these days. Also I want to point out that while the term horror gets tossed around a lot, this film is legit frightening in its presentation and execution. If you want a solid, well-acted, and horrific time watching a movie, then you should for sure watch Lovely Molly.

(8/10)

Features

– Path to Madness
– Haunted Past
– Demonic Forces
– Is it Real?