The Moth Diaries 2012

The Moth Diaries

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A rising body count leads a teen (Sarah Bolger) to suspect that the new student (Lily Cole) at their all-girls boarding school is a vampire.

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Critic Reviews for The Moth Diaries

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (40)

  • Way too serious for its own good.

    August 9, 2012 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Those incredibly volatile days when a teenage girl comes to terms with her own family history, her changing friendships, her sexuality, and more make for interesting fiction but often come apart on their way to the big screen.

    May 16, 2012 | Rating: 2.0/5.0 | Full Review…
  • You'll have to search high and low to find a ridiculous movie that presents itself with this straight a face.

    April 20, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Roiling with jealousy, suicide and latent lesbian urges, "The Moth Diaries" dances on the border between hallucination and reality without fully committing to either.

    April 19, 2012 | Rating: 3/5
  • It offers glancing pleasures of the atmospheric kind - the impact is the equivalent of a filmy cobweb brushing against your cheek. It tickles more than it bites.

    April 19, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • The Moth Diaries fails to frighten, titillate or otherwise engage the imagination.

    April 19, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Moth Diaries

  • Oct 22, 2014
    The pseudo vampire film The Moth Diaries is a weak and monotonous attempt at a psychological thriller. There are some interesting themes and an intriguing set up, but there's no follow through. In a standard Dracula story arc, a young boarding school student named Rebecca begins to suspect that a new student named Ernessa isn't what she seems and is attempting to seduce and kill her friend Lucy. The casting is pretty good, and features Sarah Bolger, Lily Cole, Valerie Tian, and Scott Speedman. But the writing is especially poor, bringing up questions and mysteries that are never answered. While The Moth Diaries does a fairly decent job at building suspense and tension, there's no payoff to any of it.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2014
    Pleasantly surprised. I expected very little from this (actually I expected another crap movie, and following on from Vampire Academy, seemed to be my night for it). Genuinely creepy and suspenseful boarding school story with a cast that can actually act. The one flaw was the rushed ending, it felt too quick and easy, and at just 78 minutes, the movie was hardly out wearing it's welcome and could have stood a little more fleshing out. Enjoyed this, though.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2014
    Interesting movie. Dark. Mysterious. A little slow. Not as bad as the low ratings would suggest.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2012
    My main problem with it, is that its quite slow. I also didn't care for the narrative. Other than that, I thought it was a good story, and I liked the atmosphere of the movie. I thought the leads were good. Not amazing or anything, but definitely not bad. Overall, it was interesting and kept me guessing, who was going to be the next victim, but it's not something I plan seeing again. It was all right.
    m h Super Reviewer

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