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'Lovely Molly' screens to a packed house

November 16, 2011
  • Film director Eduardo Sanchez attended the screening Nov. 12 of his new movie, "Lovely Molly," which was filmed in Washington County.
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The new horror flick, "Lovely Molly," was screened Saturday, Nov. 12, at Leitersburg Cinemas with about 700 people attending the invitation-only screening.

Also in attendance were director Eduardo Sanchez and the film's co-writer Jamie Nash.

The movie was shot in Hagerstown and Washington County in October of 2010, with the working title "The Possession." The film was renamed "Lovely Molly" just before the Toronto International Film Festival in September of this year.

 The film was shot with a relatively small budget. Sanchez told the crowd that "we spent a little more than a million dollars for the Hagerstown project."

After the screening of the film, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Tom Riford emceed a question-and-answer session with Sanchez, who is best known as the director of "The Blair Witch Project."

"Lovely Molly" was shot in various locations around Washington County, including at Dahlgren Chapel, Valley Mall, Best Western Grand Venice Inn, a local doctor's office, another local church, and "the house" where the scariest of scenes of the film take place.

Sanchez is currently working on another project ("a Big Foot story," said the director), and it will continue filming in April in Texas.

For more on "Lovely Molly," go to www.facebook.com/lovelymolly

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