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Video At Home: 'Vampire Academy' and the history of bloodsucking horror films

Movie buff John McKay takes a look at Vampire Academy and at the history of the vampire, horror genre – all the way from the ghastly Nosferatu in 1922, to Christopher Lee's 1950's-era Dracula, and now onto Twilight and True Blood.

"It seems all the vampires in TV and movies these days are hot and young and sexy," says McKay. "It wasn't always that way of course.

On Vampire Academy, McKay offers up the following scathing critique:

"It's the story of a private girl's school, for vampires. The motto on the movie posters was, 'They Suck At School'. I think Dracula would have been embarrassed."

Video: The Canadian Press

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