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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.
Why Is The Haunting of Molly Hartley Rated PG-13?
The Haunting of Molly Hartley is rated PG-13 for strong thematic material, violence and terror, brief strong language and some teen drinking.
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This teen-targeted horror film features plenty of violence, including stabbings and fights resulting in broken bones. In one instance a person is pushed from a landing, falls to the floor below and dies. A teen character attempts suicide by inserting a knife into her chest two times when she is convinced she has been possessed. Another character is assumed dead after an attempted murder by drowning. A violent car accident is depicted and a daughter and father are seen with bloody injuries, then the father moves to stab his daughter with a knife. Many “jump scenes” are included. A teenaged girl is shown in her bra. Teens kiss. A teen boy implies he wants to have sex with a teen girl. Moderate and mild profanities are used infrequently, along with one sexual expletive and terms of Christian deity. Teens are shown drinking alcohol at a party. Teen and adult characters involvement with satanic activities results in positive outcomes. Mental illness and its hereditary implications are discussed.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
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This teen horror flick is releasing on Halloween. If you are looking for some frightening fun with a few less scare tactics, check our list of Halloween Movie Ideas.
If you’re looking for ghostly tales with high fear and low content, check out The Others, a classic haunted house movie with a great twist and virtually no sex, violence, or profanity|however families sensitive to occult themes (like séances) may want to approach with caution. The Sixth Sense is also sure to give you goose bumps—but beware. The movie includes graphic depictions of fatal injuries.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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The Haunting of Molly Hartley materializes on DVD in wide screen, with audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby Surround (English) and subtitles in English and Spanish. Expect to see apparitions (cast and crew members making appearances include Haley Bennett, Shanna Collins, AnnaLynne McCord and Director Mickey Liddell).