Lovely Molly

MoviesEntertainmentWeddingsJohnny Lewis

Good Golly, Miss Molly. You sure aren’t lovely.

Since the writer/director/editor of this film (Eduardo Sanchez) is the guy behind The Blair Witch Project, we obviously start things off with the handheld camera. That’s fine for the intro, since it’s a wedding and we get some slightly humorous narration.

Later in the movie, when ghosts start appearing, it sort of becomes a mix of Paranormal Activity and Silent House. Both are better movies, and I didn’t care much for Silent House (although Elizabeth Olsen is always great).

After the wedding Tim (Johnny Lewis from Sons of Anarchy) and Molly (in her film debut) move into her parent’s old house to save money. The place has many horrible memories, and possibly ghosts. There’s an ambiguity about it all that might please some, and frustrate others. I don’t mind that technique, even though it seems to have been done one too many times. I just don’t care for movies that feel like something that should be airing on Lifetime or TBS.

I understand the guy that made The Blair Witch Project might want lightning to strike twice, using the surveillance video and footage that was lost thing. It’s like this is just an excuse for shaky cam footage, bad lighting, and unoriginal filmmaking.

I was talking to a woman last week who said there’s nothing scarier than a rocking chair in a horror movie that is moving. We started rattling off the various things that we found creepy, and I thought about when you hear a voice whispering. This may be the one movie where a ghost whispers Molly’s name, and it just sounds goofy.

I think the movie went 45 minutes in before the first scare. It took way too long to get to the horror and once it did, we didn’t care about all the various things happening.

Everything in this movie was awful, from the acting to the editing.

Sanchez made The Blair Witch Project for $500,000 in 1999, and it made millions and millions. I’m guessing this movie won’t even make $500,000 – and most of the people that paid to see it will want their money back.

It gets ½ star out of 5.

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