A gripping thriller that gives a cleaver spin to a rather general story arc, Eduardo Sanchez's Lovely Molly is a fresh entry into the horror genre. Star Gretchen Lodge gives a haunting performance as newlywed Molly, a young woman who returns home with her husband and begins to feel a spiritual presence within the walls that claimed her innocence.
Written and directed by the man who crafted The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly carries many of the same qualities that helped propel that film to cult classic status. Granted the shaky camera and mockumentary gimmicks are gone, the story is complete and the stylistic directing impeccably present. There is simply no denying that Eduardo Sanchez knows how to create unique and intense genre pieces that sit with you long after the final scene has gone black.
Lovely Molly is simple. To be quite honest, there are countless reasons that it shouldn't have worked. But with a complete cast and a revolutionary eye behind the camera, the film gives a new look to the exorcism tale—this time detailing what happens before the exorcist arrives.