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Vampire Academy -- Vampire Academey tells the legend of Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir, two girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians).
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Vampire Academy -- Richelle Mead, author of the books upon which 'Vampire Academy' is based, discusses the film.
Vampire Academy -- Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story.

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7 February 2014 (USA) See more »
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Blood is family. Blood is pain. And blood is death. See more »
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Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Zoey Deutch ... Rose Hathaway

Lucy Fry ... Lissa Dragomir

Danila Kozlovsky ... Dimitri Belikov

Gabriel Byrne ... Victor Dashkov

Dominic Sherwood ... Christian Ozera

Olga Kurylenko ... Headmistress Kirova

Sarah Hyland ... Natalie

Cameron Monaghan ... Mason

Sami Gayle ... Mia
Ashley Charles ... Jesse

Claire Foy ... Ms. Karp

Joely Richardson ... Queen Tatiana

Dominique Tipper ... Guardian Gabriela

Edward Holcroft ... Aaron

Bronté Norman-Terrell ... Camilla

Chris Mason ... Ray
Ben Peel ... Spiridion

Ramon Tikaram ... Mr. Meisner
Harry Bradshaw ... Mia's Friend Bruno

Shelley Longworth ... Feeder Norrine

Rory Fleck Byrne ... Andre (as Rory Fleck-Byrne)
Alexander Abadzis ... Lissa's Dad

Elizabeth Conboy ... Lissa's Mom
Ryan Prescott ... Novice Punk Nick
Cameron Harris ... Cave Strigoi
Macey Chipping ... Young Rose
Mark Lewis ... Priest

Chooye Bay ... Asian Elder
Maria Dagyte ... Blonde Royal Friend

Alice Pins ... Blonde Royal Friend (as Alice Wahtel)
Levan Doran ... Gate Strigoi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rodrig Andrisan ... Romanian Vampire Expert (uncredited)

Mai Arwas ... Lucy (uncredited)
James Ayling ... Dhampir (uncredited)

Nic Bernasconi ... Moroi (uncredited)

Jackson Bews ... Jered (uncredited)

Laurie Davidson ... Party Host (uncredited)
Alex Donovan ... Moroi (uncredited)

Charlene Durrant ... Royal Moroi Friend (uncredited)
Faith Elizabeth ... Moroi Vampire (uncredited)
Chloe-Allyn Gallacher ... Dhampir (uncredited)

Nick Gillard ... Kenneth (uncredited)
Kevin Hudson ... Strigoi (uncredited)
Tom Jacob ... Kirova's Guardian (uncredited)
Isca Loren ... Moroi (uncredited)
Serhat Metin ... Guardian (uncredited)
Finnian Nainby-Luxmore ... Student (uncredited)
Lilian Price ... School Girl (uncredited)
Olivia Pye ... Vampire (Moroi) (uncredited)
Charlotte Rickard ... Dhampir (uncredited)

Nathan Shaw ... Dhampir (uncredited)
Paul Stockman ... Senior Vampire (uncredited)

Anya Taylor-Joy ... Feeder Girl (uncredited)

Will Tudor ... Senior Novice (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Waters 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richelle Mead  novel
Daniel Waters  screenplay

Produced by
Jillian Preger DeFrehn .... co-producer
Stuart Ford .... executive producer
Cory Kaplan .... co-producer
Susan Montford .... producer
Don Murphy .... producer
Deepak Nayar .... producer
Michael Preger .... producer
Paul Sarony .... line producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Pierce-Roberts (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
 
Casting by
Marci Liroff 
Reg Poerscout-Edgerton 
 
Production Design by
Frank Walsh 
 
Art Direction by
Andy Thomson 
Tom Whitehead 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Chugg 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Punam Chhatralia .... standby contact lens optician
Louise Coles .... make-up and hair artist
Cat Corderoy .... makeup artist: crowd
Lynn Doron .... junior hair stylist
Annette Field .... hair stylist
Annette Field .... makeup artist
Babs Forman .... make-up trainee
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Pamela Haddock .... makeup designer
Cecilia Herlin .... hair and makeup junior crowd
Beth John .... on-set lens technician
Alice Jones .... crowd makeup junior
Samantha Kininmonth .... hair & make-up junior (Make artist daily)
Samantha Kininmonth .... makeup artist
Jennifer Knipp .... makeup artist: extras
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Sally Miura .... make-up and hair trainee
Flora Moody .... hair & makeup daily
Marc Pilcher .... make up and hair artist
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... senior contact lens coordinator
Matthew Smith .... prosthetic supplier
Kate Starr .... make up and hair artist
Sally Watterston .... junior hair stylist
Emilie Yong .... make-up and hair artist
Bill Turpin .... prosthetic technician (uncredited )
Bill Turpin .... prosthetic technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Gabby Le Rasle .... production manager: additional photography
Stephanie Paeplow .... production manager: additional photography
Eve Swannell .... production manager
Emma Zee .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sekani Doram .... crowd assistant director
Toby Ford .... first assistant director
Sarah Hood .... second assistant director: second unit
Dan John .... key second assistant director
Nick Laurence .... crowd second assistant director
Michelle McDermott .... key third assistant director
Alex Paterakis .... third assistant director: additional photography
Ed Ripley .... set production assistant
Olly Robinson .... first assistant director: additional photography
Alice Rowlinson .... base third assistant director
Tom Rye .... second assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Maudie Andrews .... assistant set decorator
Will Ayres .... dressing props
Max Berman .... concept artist
Sarah Bick .... assistant buyer: additional photography
Steve Bohan .... construction manager
Will Buchanan .... standby greensman
Steven Burdett .... greensman
Graham Caulfield .... drapesmaster
Dean Coldham .... set plasterer
Lee Compton .... carpenter
Stephen Conway .... dressing props
Stephen Cooper .... concept artist
Stuart Daniels .... stand-by props
Dave Everall .... rigger
Luke Gomes .... standby carpenter
Gavin Gordon .... carpenter
John Greaves .... storyboard artist
Muffin Green .... property master
Stuart Headley-Read .... standby props
Peter Hooper .... key greensman
Ben Johnson .... assistant property master
Terry Jones .... production buyer
Chris Kitisakkul .... assistant art director
Robin Lawrence .... props
Shay Leonard .... standby props
Garry Moore .... standby carpenter
Naomi Moore .... assistant buyer
Harry Pain .... standby art director
Adrian Platt .... dressing props
Kimberley Pope .... concept artist
Clare Porritt .... Assistant Buyer
Richard Preston .... prop trainee
Nick Smith .... carpenter
Alexandra Toomey .... art department assistant
Rebecca White .... draughtsperson
Rebecca White .... set designer
Tom Whitehouse .... concept artist
Bradley Woodbridge .... standby painter
 
Sound Department
Niv Adiri .... additional re-recording mixer
Niv Adiri .... sound design editor
Ben Barker .... sound design editor
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Alistair Crocker .... sound mixer: additional photography
Duran Darkins .... 2nd boom operator
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue editor
Danny Freemantle .... sound effects editor
Glenn Freemantle .... sound designer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Glen Gathard .... foley mixer
Peter Hanson .... foley editor
Eilam Hoffman .... sound design editor
Nick Kray .... adr mixer
Matt Loveridge .... second boom operator: additional photography
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Dash Mason-Malik .... play back operator: dailies
Ian Morgan .... adr editor
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Emilie O'Connor .... dialogue editor
Jemma Riley-Tolch .... assistant foley mixer
Rob Saunders .... boom operator: additional photography
Timothy Siddall .... sound mix technician
Andy Stallabrass .... adr mixer
George Trevis .... sound maintenance
Martin Trevis .... sound recordist
Andy Welker .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
Dom Blake .... special effects engineer
Nick Joscylene .... special effects technician
Noah Meddings .... special effects floor supervisor
John Rafique .... special effects engineer
Nick Rideout .... special effects supervisor
Caroline Steiner .... effects painter
Mark Vanstone .... special effects engineer
Chris Watson .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Sushant Acharekar .... lighting lead
Terence Alvares .... lead compositor
Tony Atherton .... effects technical director: Prime Focus
Debajit Barman .... visual effects editor: prime focus
Branko Basarovski .... digital artist
Gabriel Blanco .... pipeline engineer
Ron Bowman .... digital matte painter
Matthew Bristowe .... head of production: Prime Focus World
Marc Calvelo .... animator: Prime Focus VFX
Abhishek Chauhan .... visual effects editor: prime focus
Arvind Chaurasiya .... visual effects editor: prime focus
Kia Coates .... digital compositor
Chad Cortvriendt .... visual effects producer
Jaime Burés Cuco .... senior nuke technical director
Shome Dasgupta .... Head of Production: Primefocus
Danish Davis .... digital compositor
Bharat De .... visual effects supervisor: prime focus
Ryan Delaney .... visual effects line producer
Santosh Kumar Dey .... Matchmove & RotoAnim Artist: Prime Focus
Michael Bruce Ellis .... main title designer
Rao Eshwar .... digital compositor
Oniel Fernandes .... digital compositor
Matt Fidler .... animator: Prime Focus
Neville Freitas .... on-set matchmove & layout lead: Prime Focus London
Aron Galabuzi .... digital compositor
Robert Gibbons .... compositor
Justas Giedraitis .... lighter
Agatha Gomes .... texture artist: Prime Focus UK
Alex Goodfellow .... matchmove artist: Prime Focus
Reuben Goodyear .... di producer
Pradeep Gownipuram .... digital compositor
Turlo Griffin .... digital matte painter: Prime Focus World
Monica Hada .... visual effects producer
Piers Hampton .... senior visual effects producer
Chris Hardman .... on-set match move supervisor
Lionel Heath .... compositor: Prime Focus London
Rebecca Holdstock .... lead matchmover: Primefocus (as Rebecca Miller)
Omkar Iyer .... visual effects editor: prime focus
Lesley c Johny .... roto artist: prime focus
Lesley c Johny .... visual effects artist
Marc Jouveneau .... visual effects supervisor
Gregory Kalaitzis .... prep artist
Jenny King .... visual effects coordinator
Nick King .... visual effects producer: prime focus
Mithil Kotwal .... visual effects coordinator
Jakub Krompolc .... lead rigger
Kaan Kucuk .... modeler
Divya Kumar Vij .... lighting sr. artist
Amit Kumar .... matchmove artist
Nitesh Kumar .... compositor
Vikas Kumar .... bg prep artist
Benjamin Kwok .... digital compositor
Bruno Lesieur .... lookdev lead artist
Joe Leveson .... pipeline technical director: Prime Focus London
Gabriel Lopez .... digital compositor
Kevin Lopez .... modeler / texture artist
Rajendra Maharana .... prep lead
Jemmel Matheson .... prep artist
Zack Mazerolle .... visual effects editor
Souvik Mitra .... lead matchmover: prime focus
Sandrine Moniez .... digital compositor
Andy Mulligan .... matchmover: prime focus
Adriano Mulè .... senior compositor
Saurabh Nandedkar .... digital compositor
Ole-Aleksander Nordby .... digital compositor
Cian O'Laoi .... visual effects editor
Bhavesh Pandey .... effects technical director
Rajendra Parab .... matchmove artist
Khatal Prajakta .... Compositing Lead
Marko Radinkovic .... digital compositor: Prime Focus Film
Sinisa Radosavljevic .... digital compositor: Prime Focus Film
Ankush Ravre .... visual effects artist
Jonathan Rhodes .... editorial assistant
Akash Roy .... vfx coordinator
Rosi Ruiz .... digital compositor
Kevin Sheldon Saldanha .... visual effects coordinator
Alessandro Salis .... digital paint artist
Raphael Santos .... compositor: Prime Focus London
David Shere .... compositing supervisor
Richard Sowerby .... prep/comp
Paul Venn Stirling .... digital compositor: Prime Focus Film
Lee F. Sullivan .... cg supervisor: prime focus
Abraham Thomas .... visual effects editor: prime focus
Neil Thompsett .... compositor
Joel Thompson .... visual effects editor
Piyush Tiwari .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Gary Arthurs .... stunt performer
Ashley Beck .... stunt double: Danila Kozlovsky
Ashley Beck .... stunt performer
Marvin Campbell .... stunt performer
Tony Christian .... utility stunts
Jonathan Cohen .... stunt performer
James Embree .... stunt double
Rick English .... stunt performer
Dan Euston .... stunt performer
Dean Forster .... stunt performer
Amanda Foster .... stunt performer
Nora Henderson .... stunt department coordinator
Matt Hermiston .... stunt double. edward holcroft
Mike Lambert .... fight choreographer
Ben Mahoney .... Head Stunt Rigger
Ginger McCarthy .... wire stunt rigger: additional photography
Adrian McGaw .... stunt performer
Rory Mulroe .... stunt performer
Chris Newton .... stunts
David Newton .... stunt double: Helicopter Pilot
James O'Donnell .... stunt coordinator
Jason Oettle .... head stunt rigger (additional photography)
Ian Pead .... stunt performer
Justin Pearson .... stunt performer
Eddie Perez .... action consultant
Rashid Phoenix .... stunt performer
Tom Rodgers .... stunt performer
Marcus Shakesheff .... stunt performer
Mark Stanton-Kelly .... stunt performer
Shane Steyn .... stunt performer
Arran Topham .... stunt performer
Pablo Verdejo .... stunt performer
Calvin Warrington-Heasman .... stunt performer
Reg Wayment .... stunts
Annabel Elizabeth Wood .... stunt double: Elizabeth Conboy
Ben Wright .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bailie .... first assistant camera
Águeda Balogh .... second assistant camera
Ian Barwick .... second unit: gaffer
Ashley Bond .... daily focus puller
Steven Casali .... video assistant
Dion M. Casey .... camera operator "b" camera: steadicam operator, additional photography
Dion M. Casey .... director of photography: second unit
Dion M. Casey .... steadicam operator: daily
Adam Coles .... first assistant camera: b camera and steadicam
Emma Edwards .... second assistant camera: second unit
Simon Finney .... a camera operator
Alex Golding .... digital imaging technician
Alan Grayley .... best boy electric: additional photography
Sam Hazell .... grip: Daily Crane Tech
Rupert Hornstein .... focus puller
Malcolm Huse .... key grip
Rick James .... video playback assistant: additional photography
Ben Keene .... camera octocopter supervisor
Wayne King .... gaffer: additional photography
Sashi Kissoon .... second assistant camera
Sashi Kissoon .... second assistant camera: b camera and steadicam
Aaran Lewis Leach .... camera trainee
Rod Marley .... first assistant camera (C cam night shoots London)
Liam McCarthy .... camera trainee: additional photography
Taylor McClay .... camera trainee: reshoot
Guy McCormack .... video playback operator
Danny McGee .... practical electrician
Michael-Daniel-King .... electrician
Howard Mills .... 2nd ac
Gerry Mott .... lighting operator
Sam Phillips .... dolly grip: b camera
Elliott Polley .... trainee grip
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Sam Spurgeon .... camera trainee: dailies
Simon Surtees .... second assistant "a" camera
Christian Swain .... second assistant camera: re-shoots
Graham Tolhurst .... camera octocopter pilot
Neil Tomlin .... crane/head technician
Toby Tyler Jr. .... electrician
Dave Wells .... crane grip
Joshua Dadson .... camera trainee dailies (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Rosie Ashforth .... animator
Guliz Demiray .... animator
Matt Mitchell .... animator
 
Casting Department
Emma Callinan .... casting associate
Neely Eisenstein .... casting assistant
Ollie Gilbert .... casting assistant
Elisha Gruer .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Lillie Jeffrey .... casting assistant
Michelle Levy .... casting associate: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jodie Bell .... alterations (as Jodie Knight)
Alex Cox .... costume assistant
Alexandra Cox .... costume assistant
Lydia Farley .... alterations assistant and runner
Lydia Farley .... costume runner: Dailies (as Lydia Farley)
Martin Galvin .... costume runner: dalies
Samantha Keeble .... assistant costume designer
William McPhail .... costume supervisor
Selene Pearson .... costume production assistant
Bonnie Radcliffe .... costume standby
Katharine Rose .... costume driver/production assistant
James Shuttleworth .... costume stand-by
 
Editorial Department
Siobhan Boyes .... post-production coordinator
Michael Cheung .... vfx editor
Luke Clare .... assistant editor
Charlotte Collings .... post production producer
Ian Cunningham .... additional editor
Danielle El-Hendi .... second assistant editor
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Amar Ingreji .... assistant editor
Jeremy Richardson .... assistant editor
Joan Sobel .... additional editing
Marie Valentino .... digital intermediate producer
 
Location Management
Benjamin Bailey .... assistant location manager
Benjamin Bailey .... location manager: additional photography
Bruno Cassoni .... location unit manager
Vinnie Jassal .... location scout
Sarah Kate Lewis .... location assistant
Steve Mortimore .... location manager
Lucas Saunal .... assistant location manager: additional photography
David Seaton .... location manager
Charlotte Wright .... location manager
 
Music Department
Adam Bennati .... music supervision assistant
Jaymes Bullet .... soundtrack
Robert Houston .... music editor
Alastair King .... orchestrator
Howard Paar .... music supervisor
Alistair South .... assistant music editor
Nick South .... music editor
John Warhurst .... music editor
Nick Wollage .... score and mix engineer
 
Transportation Department
Dean Arlen .... unit driver
Michael Brinkley .... picture car coordinator
Mark Crowley .... unit driver
Paul Deluce .... unit minibus driver
Mark Dilliway .... unit driver
Jerry Hamshar .... unit driver
Rob Hempenstall .... transportation captain
George Kapetanios .... driver: producer
 
Other crew
Catherine Booton .... assistant production co-ordinator
Paula C. Frías .... set production assistant: dailies
Alex Campbell .... assistant to producers
Roisin Carty .... dialogue coach
Paula Casarin .... script supervisor
Jamie Chalkley .... helicopter pilot
Kerrie Chandler .... set production assistant: additional photography
Paula Chidgey .... second assistant accountant
Steve Cole .... security and location assistant
Angie Conners .... international marketing
Bob Corff .... dialect coach: prep
Michelle Davis .... production coordinator: reshoots
Christian De-vos .... head of security
Jonathan Deckter .... International Sales
Chet Devaskar .... legal executive
Jennifer Eriksson .... production assistant
Suzie Frize-Williams .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Esteban Frost .... assistant to director
Luke Gomes .... stand-in
Anna Hinds .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Sara Janasz .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Steve Keane .... security and location assistant
Rachel Kennedy .... unit publicist
Rob Levy .... security
Rachel Linehan .... production secretary
Rod Marsh .... set security
Lawrence Mason .... production assistant
Richard Neale .... on-set computer technician: Compuhire
Sandra Nixon .... financial controller
David Orpheus .... runner
Mahesh Ramanathan .... south asia distribution: reliance entertainment
Linda Jayne Roberts .... key set medical practitioner
Dhairya Roy .... south asia distribution: Reliance Entertainment
Barney Shakespeare .... set production assistant
Georgia Slade .... set production assistant
Michael Slater .... Blood Sisters LLC Production Co-Ordinator
Richard Smedley .... personal trainer
Steven Squillante .... Head Of Physical Production: IM Global
Deryn Stafford .... production coordinator
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator
Stephanie Whitehead .... floor runner (additional photography)
Mike Woodley .... aerial coordinator
Jp Caldeano .... crew support (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters" - USA (English title) (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence, bloody images, sexual content and language
Runtime:
104 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Germany:12 | Hungary:16 | India:A | Ireland:12 (video rating) | Mexico:B | Netherlands:12 | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Switzerland:12 | Thailand:13 | UK:12A (theatrical rating) | UK:12 (video rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #48783)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
To prepare for their roles as Dhampir novices and guardians, Zoey Deutch, Cameron Monaghan, and Danila Kozlovsky underwent rigorous training sessions and workouts.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Natalie comments about how Mia had been around, and had a new haircut, but in the pictures of her with Andre (from 2 years prior), she had the same haircut.See more »
Quotes:
[from trailer]
Rose Hathaway:You should know by now, with us, weird doesn't begin to cover it.
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Movie Connections:
References Pretty in Pink (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
The WireSee more »

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131 out of 219 people found the following review useful.
Easily the worst film of 2014 so far, 9 February 2014
Author: Greg (gregmoroberts@yahoo.com) from Oakville, Ontario

I had a glimmer of hope for Vampire Academy. The faintest bit of optimism that the film might actually be something that Ender's Game and Beautiful Creatures was not. I knew nothing of the books. Seven in total I am told from my vampire novel-loving partner. But surely it a major studio release couldn't be as bad as the Twilight films. Surely just out of blind luck, a vampire film targeting the tweens might actually be watchable.

Nope.

Vampire Academy not only fails to exploit my flicker of faith but it pulverizes any rational reason as to why the screenplay was greenlit in the first place. A monstrosity of a mess, Vampire Academy is a clear front runner for worst film of 2014.

I could attempt to educate you on the script, but I am not quite sure I understood it all myself. In the first five minutes alone we see a car crash, get introduced to a vampire and her half-vampire/half-human guardian, force fed the supernatural bond between the two, learn that vampires can control the four elements and are given a description as to dhampirs, Morois and Strigoi's. Whew.

Zoey Deutch (looking very much like a young Rose Byrne) plays Rose Hathaway. She is a dhampir who is protecting Princess Vasilisa Dragomir (Lucy Fry) from Stigoi – an evil vampire breed created when a vampire takes a human life. Maybe more evil still are Vasilisa's classmates at the Vampire Academy who resent her return after being in the real world for the past year. It's like Mean Girls with fangs.

There is some sort of plot. Vasilisa is tormented by someone or someones in her school who sacrifice wolves and cats in an attempt to gather her attention. Vasilisa seems less concerned about those trying to kill her than she is about the boys in her school and her desire for acceptance. That brings a few Robert Pattinson look-a-likes into play that add nothing much else to the story than doing just enough to get us to the next DVD chapter without displaying any real character. There is also a love interest for Rose, large wolf dogs, more vampire mythology and Gabriel Byrne trying his best to ensure that he is not overlooked by next year's Razzie nominations.

The screenplay by Daniel Waters is the film's largest obstacle. The dialogue is Aaron Sorkin fast but written with a Uwe Boll sense of direction. Characters talk quickly to each other and then the scene will just cut as if we came to the end of a chapter and the director didn't know how to transition to the next scene with any sense of flow.

Those holding out for strong action scenes to be the glue that holds you between naps can forget about it. Poorly choreographed and uninspiring hijinks are the norm as the film stumbles towards a final shot that suggests a sequel (it will not happen).

Vampire Academy might have worked as a television series. Why not. Dirty Little Liars Meets True Blood on CW. But this mess is easily the worst film of the year. At least until the next Adam Sandler film is released.

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