Picture from The Haunting of Molly Hartley
Overall D+

Molly Hartley (Haley Bennett) is dealing with some serious physiological damage incurred during her mother's psychotic breakdown. But a move to a new town and a new school doesn't give her the new start she'd hope for. Instead the seventeen-year-old finds herself facing all the usual challenges of trying to fit in, with the added trauma of haunting flashbacks and acute paranoia.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D+
Substance Use D+

Talk to your kids about…

The Haunting of Molly Hartley

Why is the protagonist in many horror films female? How would this movie be different if Molly was a male character?

Parents may want to be prepared to discuss topics surrounding Christian religious doctrine and satanic possession—two topics that are core to the theme of this film.