When Molly (Gretchen Lodge) moves into her childhood home with her new husband (Johnny Lewis), memories of her abusive father start to come back to her. With her hubby being a truck driver, Molly is often left to her own devices in the creepy house and it doesn’t take long before things start to spiral out of control. That’s pretty much Blair Witch co-director Eduardo Sanchez’ new movie in a nutshell.
I think Lovely Molly is supposed to be a horror movie but I’ve seen comedies that are creepier than this (especially ones starring Martin Lawrence). While Sanchez is trying to build up tension by using the score, sound effects and what you don’t see rather than relying on your typical scares, I kept wondering why on earth someone would move back into a house where she used to get raped by her dad.
The movie starts off promising enough, but building up tension only works for so long and without the payoff of a climax, this movie kept dragging on and ultimately leading nowhere.