The Exorcism of Molly Hartley is destined to be… yet another bad and forgettable supernatural horror flick and a reminder why The Exorcism is such a classic. This has so-so performances though I guess it’s nice to see Devon Sawa back but everything else is just bad.
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley
Genre(s): Horror, Supernatural
Fox | NR – 96 min. – $29.99 | October 20, 2015
Molly Hartley (SARA LIND) is all grown up, but the unholy demon inside her lives on. Six years after graduating high school — and discovering that a secret pact assigned her soul to the devil — Molly is suspected of murder and confined to a mental hospital, where she wreaks supernatural havoc on the staff, including therapist Dr. Laurie Hawthorne (GINA HOLDEN), and patients. Her only hope is an exorcism by a defrocked priest (DEVON SAWA) looking to redeem himself and save Molly’s life before her hideous “transformation” is complete, but Satan has other plans.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5
This release comes with a redemption code for the Digital HD copy.
Exorcism: Beyond One Truth (18:24; HD) – This featurette looks at the decline in faith in the world and the idea of evil and some such. It’s more of a theological feature with some scenes from the film thrown in.
Clovesdale Institute: Classified Security Camera Footage (4:04; HD) is a selection of “real” security footage, unedited, that was used in the film; really nothing of note or worthwhile.
Director Diaries (4:41; HD) is a collection of four featurettes covering Makeup FX, The Exorcism, The Black Church and The Facility. These are far too short to be of much value.
There are also sneak peeks for “American Horror Story: Freak Show”, The Pyramid, Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort and “Wayward Pines”.
VIDEO – 4.0/5
Fox unleashes The Exorcism of Molly Hartley onto Blu-ray shown with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio, perfect for what it airs on FX or SyFy, and presented in 1080p high-definition. The picture quality actually isn’t half bad, better than I thought it would, providing sharp detail throughout and colors, as intended, were more muted and moved more towards darker tones. It’s clean, free of aliasing, artifacts and other flaws. The only drawback is, it does have that digital, made-for-TV look so it’s not exactly brilliant but good enough.
AUDIO – 4.25/5
The included DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track isn’t half bad. If there’s any horror movie that would take advantage of a lossless track, it’s the exorcism sub-genre where blood-curdling, demonic screams can be heard combined with the various jump scares. The generic score makes good use of the rear channels.
OVERALL – 1.25/5
Overall, The Exorcism of Molly Hartley is destined to be… yet another bad and forgettable supernatural horror flick and a reminder why The Exorcism is such a classic. This has so-so performances though I guess it’s nice to see Devon Sawa back but everything else is just bad.
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