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Most Disappointing Vampire Flicks

Most folks agree the first vampire movie was almost certainly F.W.Murnau’s Nosferatu in 1922 (an earlier, extremely loose adaptation of Dracula is now lost). Over nine decades of the undead on film, with more than a few genuine classics along the way. But let us turn to something other than the greats. Not to the…

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Review of The Moth Diaries 2012

This film will go into limited release April 20, but in the meantime is available SundanceNOW, Cable VOD, Amazon Streaming, iTunes and XBox ZUNE. The Moth Diaries debuted at the Venice Film Festival last year to lukewarm reviews, an adaptation of Rachel Klein’s debut novel.  Given how highly that novel stands in my eyes, my…

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‘The Moth Diaries’ Trailer & Poster Finally Revealed

Based on the novel by Rachel Klein, The Moth Diaries goes into limited release this April.  Exactly one month earlier, on March 20, its studio Screen Gems makes the film available on VOD.  Evidence said studio doesn’t quite know how to market this film.  The trailer below gives some hint of why this might be….

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The Moth Diaries Review

Some months ago, the title “The Moth Diaries” by Rachel Klein wandered into my awareness. A rave review from a friend whose tastes I often share, then news of a joint Irish-Canadian film production (the finished movie, now at the Venice Film Festival, is looking for a distributor) in various locations, including Fangoria magazine and…

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The Moth Diaries

Back in 2002, a freshman author named Rachel Klein wowed many vampire fans with her debut novel “The Moth Diaries.” At heart it consists of a diary, one kept by a girl in a private school and persuaded by her therapist to share. One question that recurs throughout is whether the narrator is right about…

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