'Vampire Academy' Could Flop Just Like These 5 Other Teen Supernatural Films That Failed
The Twilight film franchise is (finally) over, but just because the films were mocked mercilessly doesn't mean that they weren't incredibly profitable. Vampires and their supernatural friends (werewolves, fairies, shapeshifters, witches, you name it) still have a secured place in the pop culture sphere, and the new film Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters — which is based on the series of novels by Richelle Mead — is trying to capitalize on our fascination. While we'd ordinarily be skeptical of a film about a vampire boarding school, the film was penned by Heathers writer Daniel Waters and directed by Mean Girls' Mark Waters, which instantly gives it some credibility in the world of snarky teen films. The trailer, which premiered today, shows a world in which vampires attend high school in order to retain some of their humanity — despite the presence of more feral vampires who want the complete opposite (this plot, by the way, shares DNA with other vampy work like True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Diaries). Vampire Academy could be as successful (commercially, anyway) as the Twilight series ... or it could flop like these 5 supernatural films that just didn't hit the mark.