With John Carter, Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises just around the corner, fans aren’t going to have a hard time finding something to watch at the local cineplex – it’s more likely that they’ll have a hard time finding a moment to catch their breath between blockbusters. Huge Hollywood event movies won’t be the only films worth watching this year, though. There will be plenty of smaller films that promise to be well worth seeking out, among them The Moth Diaries.
Reminiscent of Sheridan Le Fanu’s vampire classic Carmilla, The Moth Diaries is a feverish tale of obsession and the supernatural. Rebecca and Lucy, students at a small boarding school, are best friends, but when a mysterious new girl named Ernessa arrives, their close relationship begins to unravel. Ernessa’s affection for Lucy leaves Rebecca feeling dejected, and as she watches their bond grow stronger she begins to suspect that there is something sinister about the new student – something unnatural.
The Moth Diaries is based on the 2002 novel by Rachel Klein. Fans of dark fiction considered The Moth Diaries a cult classic, but for many years it was out of print. Luckily for readers, the book has returned to store shelves.
The Moth Diaries is directed by the enormously talented Mary Hannon, whose other works include American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol and The Notorious Betty Page. Look for it on April 20, 2012.