I must confess, I wouldn’t be as much of a movie fan as I am now if it weren’t for…
The Moth Diaries
Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?
The Moth Diaries left me both confused and very annoyed. I know that it is easy to get angry when you don't understand something and have tons of unanswered questions, and I'm going to try my best to not fall victim to my own nastiness and negativity.
What was the deal with the moths? Did I miss something? If you can, PLEASE explain (or at least give me your theories). I wish this was explored more, we see a couple scenes with moths but it doesn't really amount to anything? Was I trying to read too much into the title and the fact that the actress playing Ernessa (Lily Cole) looks like an insect? Was she a moth? A vampire?…
Too languid for its own good, "The Moth Diaries" is a vampire film without any bite. The direction is even-handed and slightly fetishistic, and there are some impressive nods to vampire fiction of the past. The overall experience, however, is a dull one.
Decent cinematography is not enough to save such a BORING movie. I really have nothing more to say about this except : lesbians, mysterious vampire / ghost thing? and yes, some moths.
Believe me, there is nothing here that you haven't seen before.
"Ernessa should never have given us those stupid drugs." Yeah Ernessa, what were you thinking you loon?
I watched this in black and white which gave it a bit of a ghostly atmosphere, but yeah it's just too dull to really keep you interested.
Amazing performances from both Sarah Bolger and my own personal favourite, Lily Cole.
The Moth Diaries is not at all what I expected, and I think the summery of the film can be a bit misleading. Or maybe bi-curious movie descriptions make me think of something completely different.. more IN YOUR FACE graphic, like Black Swan, and I'm tempted to say: "lucky it wasn't". The film is creepy rather than scary, and it just works so well with everything. I really enjoyed this one, and would definitely recommend it. Even if the ending is a bit of a let-down.
Rated R for some bloody images, sexuality, drug use and language.
Just. Plain. Good.
The ambiguity over whether the main character is really faced with a vampiric threat or is just imagining things helps to keep this low-key psychological thriller interesting. Read full review.
Despite the film’s YA source material, "The Moth Diaries" lands squarely in the realm of the R-rating, which may explain why it had such an abbreviated theatrical run: it’s difficult to market a film to teenagers that they technically can’t get into without their parents. Unfortunately, the strangest (and most interesting) parts of the film happen much too late, and the viewer will probably spend most of its running time wondering how such compelling source material could have ended up as such a dramatically inert film.
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This is really bad. But it's got that strange quality that keeps me watching in the hope that it gets better. It doesn't. Also Sarah Bolger looks kind of like a morph of Sarah Gadon and Lily Cole. I guess that's vaguely interesting.
A teen still grieving over her father's suicide begins a new semester at an all girl boarding school. When a new student is admitted to the school and strange things start to happen, she suspects that the new girl might be a vampire. A well made good looking atmospheric film that is let down by a weak ending.
Reviewed over at Before the Dawn: beforethedawn.ca/e/episode-130-the-moth-diaries-discussion/
Stoker retold at an all-girls school. Earnest but predictable.
Like a teen drama that crawled off of the WB network, Mary Harron’s mostly inoffensive lesbian vampire tale is never as salacious as you want it to be. Indeed, things are so calm here at times that the overall vibe is closer to a Harry Potter movie than anything. Girls creep around a boarding school, suspecting that the latest addition to their roster might be a vampire. By midway through the film the mystery has its answer, and there’s little left for the viewer to do. Frequent invocations of Le Fanu’s "Carmilla" only underscore how unoriginal this is. One hopes that some interesting subtext will emerge here, but given the extreme frankness of the film in dealing with lesbianism, there’s really nothing left for the vampire myth to disguise.
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Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Horror movies I've seen. List copied from my IMDB account. It will keep expanding.
In no particular order.