The Haunting of Molly Hartley

Theatrical Release: October 31, 2008
The Haunting of Molly Hartley


In this tale of spell binding suspense, something evil lurks just beneath the lush surfaces of teen aged girl’s private school world – and it holds the rights to her very soul. Now, 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…

Dove Review

Let me start off by saying that this is not a movie I would suggest for a young audience. On a good note, It does have clear cut good vs. evil themes. Without giving too much away, there are some twists and turns along the way, most of which are easy to follow.

The violence wasn’t over the top or overly graphic in nature but the sacrifice of a character has to warrant a three from us in the content rating. The language goes over our level of acceptability as well. On the positive side, there are several times when prayer is used to help fight off and combat the forces of evil.

For the reasons mentioned, the language and violence categories, we are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between boyfriend and girlfriend.
Language: God and Jesus referred to many times (some positive, some curses); F-1; S–4; B–1; H–4
Violence: Sacrifice of daughter with shard of glass; stabbing; fistfight occurs between girls.
Drugs: Underage drinking at a party.
Nudity: Main character seen in bra, part of breast is seen through shirt.
Other: Respect for God and Jesus through prayer and scripture.


Company: Freestyle Releasing
Writer: John Travis and Rebecca Sonnenshine
Director: Mickey Liddell
Producer: Jennifer Hilton
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 86 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Scott Dykhuizen