MTV.com is exclusively premiering the first trailer from The Haunting of Molly Hartley today. Producers have also forwarded me a third pic from the creepy looking film. Visually, the photos remind me of the carefully crafted Exorcism of Emily Rose, which was based on true events. Scott Derrickson, who directed and co-wrote Emily Rose, did a wonderful job of building suspense, and distilling just enough terror, raising the fear scale each time he scared the shit out of us. Molly Hartley, which isn’t based on an actual story, looks much more standard, but could be good, if it scares in the right places. Mickey Liddell is making his feature directorial debut with Molly Hartley. That could actually be a good thing. A hungry young turk could make something like this work.
The story revolves around evil lurking just beneath the lush surface of a teenage girl’s private school world. On the eve of her 18th birthday, Molly Hartley is about to discover the truth of just who, or rather what, it is she is destined to become.
The film hits theaters on Halloween. View the trailer below.
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Film Fetish Trivia: Molly Hartley director Mickey Liddell produced the cult comedy classic Go (1999), directed by Doug Liman, and the drama Telling Lies in America (1997), which was written by Joe Eszterhas.