Thursday, 30 May 2013

Munchtime 2013 competition deadline 31 May 2013/The Moth Diaries preview review

Munchtime competition for children's short story with deadline closing tomorrow:

Free with a £1000 cash prize.

Go to link below and if you enter as I am - good luck.

Went to see The Moth Diaries preview at Showcase Leeds today with my daughter G.  The film is billed as a horror and there is a section with a scene not unlike the Carrie blood scene, but I thought most of the film was suggestion rather than out and out gore, so I am not sure I would go so far as to call it a true horror.

The premise is: Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school.  But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?

Sarah Bolger (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Alex Rider: Stormbreaker) stars as Rebecca, a young girl who is sent to a new boarding school following her fathers suicide.  Her only friend there Lucy, (Sarah Gadon of Cosmopolis, Antiviral) develops an unhealthy obsession with new girl Ernessa (Lily Cole, St. Trinian's, Snowwhite and the Huntsman) and Rebecca begins to suspect that there is something very wrong with Ernessa.  She tries to tell her teacher Mr Davies (Scott Speedman of The Strangers, Underworld) but even when people start to die in mysterious circumstances, no-one will believe that it is anything but jealousy.

The score is very haunting and there are a few jumps to be had, but I personally didn't think the storyline or the horror was strong enough to make a good horror movie.                 4/10

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