Friday, 16 March 2012

The Moth Diaries Movie

Apparently there is going to be a movie version of Rachel Klein's The Moth Diaries. The book was fantastic, a creepy psycological Gothic novel along the lines of classic Gothic stories such as The Turn of the Screw, where it is never clear whether the threat is real or imagined. Rebecca is jealous of her friend's close relationship with the new girl at school. Is Ernessa a lesbian... or a vampire?

The Moth Diaries draws strongly on Gothic roots, also reminiscent of is Le Fanu's Carmilla, another favourite of mine, and perhaps Coleridge's Christabel, although it is hard to tell as Christabel was never finished.

I am sure the movie will be less subtle than the book, given the promotional pictures with a girl with blood all over her forehead, but hopefully it will still retain that which made the novel so enjoyable.

Maybe it will be great. And it's nice to see a vampire movie that is not a YA romance anyway. I would love to see more books based on the Gothic genre becoming movies!

Watch the trailer and tell me what you think.


  1. Lovely blog.

  2. I actually want to see this movie!!! Never read the book though.