The Moth Diaries

The Moth Diaries poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,838Details
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Synopsis

THE MOTH DIARIES is the chilling story of Rebecca, a young girl who, haunted by her father’s suicide, enrolls in an elite boarding school for girls. Before long, Rebecca's  friendship with the popular Lucy is shattered by the arrival of a dark and mysterious new student named Ernessa. Lucy  falls under Ernessa’s spell and becomes emotionally and physically consumed by her glamorous new friend. Rebecca, whose overtures of concern are rejected by Lucy, finds herself lost and confused. She begins to develop a crush on her handsome English teacher, Mr. Davies and immerses herself in the Gothic vampire novel Carilla for his class. Rebecca starts to suspect that Ernessa is a vampire, but, despite the suspicious deaths that begin to occur, her fears are treated as simple girlish jealousy. As the bodies of young girls pile up and the line between reality and the supernatural starts to blur,  Rebecca decides to take matters into her own hands and get rid of Ernessa. Who can say what is real and what is unreal to the heart consumed by passion and a mind afire with loss?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
15% - Rotten
Audience
23% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 20th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: R for some bloody images, sexuality, drug use and language.
(Rating bulletin 2195, 10/26/2011)
Running Time: 82 minutes
Keywords: Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Coming of Age, LGBT, Vampire, Boarding School, New Guy/Girl in School, Black and White Sequence, Dream Sequence, Non-Chronological, Voiceover/Narration, Suicide
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Alliance Films, Edward R. Pressman, Mediamax, Samson Films, Strada Film, Lionsgate UK

Cast

   Ernessa
   Rebecca
Sarah Gadon    Lucy
Scott Speedman    Mr. Davies

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Mary Harron
Author    Rachel Klein
Producer    Karine Martin
Producer    David Collins
Executive Producer    Edward R. Pressman
Executive Producer    Sandra Cunningham
Co-Producer    Ronald Gilbert
Director of Photography    Declan Quinn
Production Designer    Sylvain Gingras
Editor    Andrew Marucs
Composer    Lesley Barber
Costume Designer    Nicoletta Massone

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 28th, 2012

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Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Moth Diaries

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Limited Releases Won't Be Left in the Cold

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 91 $2,276   2 $1,138   $2,276 3
2012/04/27 109 $445 -80% 1 $445   $3,838 10

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