Blair Witch director is back with Lovely Molly
Whatever happened to Eduardo Sanchez, the writer and director of the film that ushered in a shaky world of danger: The Blair Witch Project? Not much, it seems. He produced the dubious sequel Book Of Shadows, helmed the China-based scream fest Seventh Moon and, well, that’s sort of it. Until now. The shockumentary master is back with an all new tale, Lovely Molly, and we’ve got a trailer for you. Excited? Ish? Us too. Ish.
Take a look at the trailer below, we can talk about it afterwards:
A little confused? Well the official synopsis goes like this:
Newlyweds Molly (Gretchen Lodge) and Tim (Johnny Lewis) move into Molly’s deceased father’s house in the countryside. An ex-addict with a deeply troubled past, Molly is strong in her new life of recovery. Unexplained disturbances in the night unnerve the couple, and when her husband goes away for business, Molly is left in a house that holds many painful memories. Her isolation is soon shattered by a malicious presence that unleashes a physical and mental assault. As she struggles to regain footing in her simple existence, Molly’s grip on reality begins to waver. Her erratic behaviour is a warning sign to her friends and family, whose interventions drive her further into solitary torment and spur a deep, dark infidelity within her.
We have to say, we’re rather impressed. It showcases Sanchez’ signature style (and reminds us of just how many film-makers have used it since), hints at a supernatural presence without ever confirming one, and it looks like the central performances will consist of slightly more than just snot and weeping. The film debuted at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, so stay tuned for UK distribution news…