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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

September 11, 2009 at 12:14 PM

At TIFF: “Jennifer’s Body” and the vampire diaries

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TORONTO — Here is how not to watch “Jennifer’s Body”: in an enormous theater with only three other people at 9 a.m. Good thing there were three security people there too, whose purpose was I know not what. Anyway, it’s a slick and often funny horror film (and probably way funnier when watched with a crowd). Never mind anybody who tells you Megan Fox is the star of the movie; Amanda Seyfried (“Big Love”) owns it, from the first minute, in a performance that’s so honest and detailed and vulnerable you find yourself way more involved in a silly horror movie than you expected.
Fox, generally, lets her lip gloss do most of the acting, but she does have a thoroughly evil grin that reminded me of a sentence I read in “Dracula” the other night (yes, still reading Bram Stoker’s novel, still looking for vampire allusions in this festival, just for fun):

The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me; with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of.

Does that make you shiver? So did the movie.
(Photo: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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