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Lovely Molly review

A sober, grown-up horror of some force

Writer/Director Eduardo Sánchez changed cinema with his debut, The Blair Witch Project . That won’t be the case here, but Molly is a sober, grown-up horror of some force.

Gretchen Lodge plays the title character, a damaged newlywed beset by spooky noises in the old family home – is she suffering from terrors of the mind or something more sinister?

Impressive, if messy, the film combines kitchen-sink drama with found-footage horror, perjuring itself with too many plot possibilities.

But there’s 45 intriguing minutes in the middle where Sanchez ties the flailing strands with real finesse.

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Matt Glasby

Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.