The Moth Diaries (2012)
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Roiling with jealousy, suicide and latent lesbian urges, "The Moth Diaries" dances on the border between hallucination and reality without fully committing to either.
The Moth Diaries fails to frighten, titillate or otherwise engage the imagination.
Harron can do little with this bloodless drama, a shadow of such quiet vampire treats as "Let the Right One In" and "The Addiction."
Harron, a supremely intelligent adaptor who did wonders with the screen version of Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, simply doesn't have the chops to give this story the florid kick it needs.
Audience Reviews for The Moth Diaries
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.
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.
Interesting movie. Dark. Mysterious. A little slow. Not as bad as the low ratings would suggest.
The Moth Diaries Quotes
|Ernessa:||I don't get it...was Ernessa a vampire? If so, then what about immunity to sunlight and turning into moths?|
|Ernessa:||Some people find great joy in the prospect of death.|
|Lucy:||Everyone's got one...|
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