Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 6, 2014

Movie preview: “Vampire Academy”


Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, language, bloody images and violence

Running time: 1 hr 44 min

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Zoey Deutch, Danila Kozlovskiy, Lucy Fry, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Claire Foy

Plot: Based on the book series, Rose is a Dhampir, a half-human/half-vampire, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir’s Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi — who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors — and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other Dhampir guardians are trained to protect the Moroi and hunt and kill Strigoi throughout their education at the academy.