Rebecca, a young girl haunted by her father's suicide, begins her junior year at an elite girls boarding school, hoping for a fresh start. From the outset, her friendship with sunny, innocent Lucy is shattered by the arrival of Ernessa, a mysterious, dark and beautiful girl from Europe. As Ernessa consumes more and more of Lucy's attention, the latter’s healthy young body grows pale, thin and weak - as if being drained of life itself.
Her friendship with Lucy slipping away, Rebecca develops a crush on her handsome English professor, Mr. Davies, who is teaching a course on supernatural literature.Obsessed with “Carmilla”, the vampire story that inspired Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, she grows increasingly suspicious of Ernessa's odd behavior and Lucy's wasting illness, and when mysterious deaths shock the school, becomes convinced that Ernessa is a vampire.
Rebecca finds herself isolated when the other girls dismiss her suspicions as mere jealousy and Mr. Davies betrays her trust. As Lucy's inexplicable illness turns deadly, Rebecca is left alone to battle with Ernessa for the life of her friend.
March 20, 2012 (VOD)
April 20, 2012 (Limited)
August 28, 2012 (DVD)
Now On DVD
Edward R. Pressman Film
R "some bloody images, sexuality, drug use and language."
- IFC Films will distribute in the US.
- Fans may remember director Mary Harron for her work with American Psycho.
- It's said that Karen Walton (Ginger Snaps) drafted an adaptation.
- Based on the Rachel Klein novel with the same name.
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