The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015) Movie Review

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2015 | Horror
96 minutes /

User Score: 68/100

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The Exorcism of Molly Hartley Review


Taking place years after The Haunting of Molly Hartley, who now, as an adult, has fallen under the possession of an evil spirit and must be exorcised by a fallen priest before the devil completely takes her.

The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015) is an American horror movie that is 96 minutes long and was filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Director Steven R. Monroe (I Spit on Your Grave (2010), I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013), House of 9 (2005), The Wonder Years (1988)) did an excellent film executing this movie. I wish there were more backstory to Molly’s background as well as other characters because my friend did not see the first movie and was a bit lost. This film does not take place right after The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008) does so there is a gap in time where the character changes personality, and we are not sure why. The movie contains violence, a few corny scares along with a few jump scares, comedy, horror, great special effects, detailed makeup and sitting on the edge of your seat moments.

The Exorcism of Molly Hartley takes place six years after Molly graduated high school and six years after The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008). The movie begins with Father Barrow ( Devon Sawa - Final Destination (2000), Idle Hands (1999), Slackers (2002), Extreme Ops (2002)) performing an exorcism. Father James (Tom McLaren - All American Bikini Car Wash (2015), Expelled (2014), A Day of Havoc (2014)) is Father Barrow’s assistant, but he is too nervous/jittery about the exorcism. The demon in the possessed female knows that Father James is scared and tricks him. The exorcism did not go as planned as we see Father Barrow and the female’s bodies on the ground of the cement driveway. Father James was sent to a psychiatric hospital to help him recover from what happened from the exorcism.

The movie skips to Molly ( Sarah Lind - Edgemont (2000), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), WolfCop (2014)) celebrating her 24th birthday in a club with friends. Molly is successful and just became the youngest person to be a partner in a law firm. Molly could not ask for a better life as everything is perfect. Molly met a female that she does not know and does not mind getting intimate with her although her friends are against the idea. Molly made the worst decision of her life when she consumed the pill that the strangers gave to her. She then forgot all about her friends and took the female and a male to her home for some sexual fun. Molly awakes the next morning to find her partners from a few hours ago gone and loud banging at her door. Molly was shocked out of her mind after she saw two police officers at her front door. The officers asked to take a look around her apartment because neighbors called and complained about extremely loud disturbing noises. Here is one more spoiler, Molly’s two sexual partners were found in her bathtub, gruesomely murdered, dead. The movie goes on to being something quite feasting as Molly is sent to a psychiatric hospital that is run by the Catholic church to be evaluated. She starts to change gradually into something dangerous, wicked and scary as the movie became more supernatural with unforeseen events.

I enjoyed the movie and was entertained so I would recommend it to horror fans who like movies involving demon exorcisms. One of the major problems I had with this film as mentioned it above is the time lapse between the first movie and the second movie that is about six years. This movie took place six years after Molly graduated high school. Molly appeared as though she had accepted who she was in high school with a personality displaying her as not having any sympathy/cold-heartedness. Molly is now kind of shocked that she is possessed and shocked about the occurrences in this film as she would not be in The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008).

About The Exorcism of Molly Hartley 2015

Title: The Exorcism of Molly Hartley
Year: 2015
Runtime: 96 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.35/5 stars from 28 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 28
Starring: Devon Sawa, Gina Holden, Sarah Lind, Peter MacNeill, Ernesto Griffith, Eric Blais, Kate Yacula, Jim Kirby, Samantha Kendrick, Daina Leitold, Julia Arkos, Tom McLaren, Bradley Sawatzky, Steve Weller, Tom Keenan, Christopher Read, Maxine Gibson Bruce, Robert Borges, Ashley Hirt, Kristen Harris, Melissa Marie Elias, Jon Cor, Scott Johnson, Andrew Cecon, Mark Kiazyk
Writers: Matt Venne
Director: Steven R. Monroe