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The Moth Diaries review

Stylish yet inert vampire drama from the director of American Psycho

Director Mary Harron's ( American Psycho ) latest follows the thorny path of Rebecca (Sarah Bolger), a student at a posh boarding school.

Already reeling from the death of her poet-father, Rebecca is further traumatised when her best friend Lucy (Sarah Gadon) is lured away by mysterious newbie Ernessa (Lily Cole), whom Rebecca naturally assumes is a vampire.

Atmospheric, to be sure, but wordy and largely non-eventful, The Moth Diaries attempts to be a sort of Twilight for smart kids, but feels more like homework.

Vamps-fans won’t find much to gnaw on here.

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Ken McIntyre

Ken McIntyre is a freelance writer who has spent years covering music and film. You'll find Ken in the pages of Total Film and here on GamesRadar, using his experience and expertise to dive into the history of cinema and review the latest films. You'll also find him writing features and columns for other Future Plc brands, such as Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazine.