Vampire Academy tells the story of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), a half-human, half-vampire creature called a Dhampir. The Dhampir race has a very important mission: to protect mortal vampires called the Moroi from brutal, immortal vampires called Strigoi. St. Vladimir’s Academy is where Rose trains to fulfill her destiny.

Think this is just another vamp movie? Think again. Deutch told us what makes this film stand out from others like it is, “It’s truly a story of friendship between two girls, and it’s very funny.”

Bloodsucking can be funny? “Yes,” said Deutch, who told us that director Mark Waters created a film that is similar in tone to classic teen dark-comedies like Mean Girls and Heathers.

She described the movie as, “Fun, sexy and suspenseful,” and also told us, “If you love to laugh and enjoy yourself, then you’ll love Vampire Academy.”

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New ‘Vampire Academy’ stills have been added to the gallery;

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01. Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch)
”This is a little bit of a leap off the book,” teases Vampire Academy director Mark Waters, ”but Rose has a brief moment where she has a chance to kill a Strigoi, but then she hesitates because she’s still a novice, and fails to go through with it. I have to keep it a little cryptic because I don’t want to reveal too many things that happen in the movie, but it is her brief moment of trying to do something, but her training is not quite up to it yet.”

02. Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Dimitri Belikov (Danila Kozlovsky)
”This is an interesting one because there’s a running gag in the movie where Rose tries to surprise attack Dimitri, and this is the first time she tries to do it,” previews Waters. ”She says, ‘I should have had you!’ And he says, ‘Well, keep it up. Keep trying to attack. It’s good training for both of us.’ But the tension of this moment is nice because after he tackles her and pins her down, they realize, ‘Wait a second. I’m still holding you down. And we’re still really close to each other.’ It’s a bit of an uncomfortable, awkward, romantic moment when they realize that they’re this close to each other and they have to kind of quickly disengage.”

03. Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Dimitri Belikov (Danila Kozlovsky)
”[Dimitri is] kind of her mentor and trainer,” says Waters. ”Rose comes back to the academy after having missed a year from training and is kind of out of shape and not as impressive as she once was. But after him taking her under his wing and really busting her in training, she gets better and better at these martial-arts moves that she’ll need later.”


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It’s hard enough being a teenager – just imagine being a teenage vampire.

Vampire Academy, the film based on Richelle Mead’s best-selling novels, follows Rose Hathaway and her best friend Lissa Dragomir, students at St. Vladimir’s Academy in Montana. But these aren’t your run-of-the-mill, glittering-in-the-sun, garlic-and-silver-fearing vampires.

There’s the Moroi, mortal vampires with magical abilities who drink blood from human volunteers and don’t kill anyone, and the Strigoi, immortal vampires who prey on Moroi and humans and murder in their quest for blood. And it’s up to a few teenagers to keep the peace between the two.

The film, which stars Ringer’s Zoey Deutch (the daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch) as Rose, Lucy Fry as Lissa and Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland as Natalie, doesn’t hit theaters until Valentine’s Day, but Mead is already speaking out about the cast.

“Zoey looks so much like the Rose in my head, it’s almost eerie,” Mead exclusively tells PEOPLE. “Zoey not only looks the part of Rose, she lives it. She’s got that same energy and powerful presence that Rose has – not to mention a similar sense of humor! When she walks into the room, everyone knows it.”

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Zoey attends Saving SPOT! Second Annual Benefit at Thompson Beverly Hills on October 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills. Thanks to my friend Melfan for the photos.

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It’s not every day that you get to talk to the young woman who’s playing the heroine in one of your fave YA book-to-movie adaptations. But hey, it happened to me as I got to chat with the beautiful Zoey Deutch, who plays lead Rose in Vampire Academy.

Let me preface the Q&A by saying that she is, perhaps, one of the sweetest young acts — if not THE sweetest — I’ve had the chance to interview. And funny, too. (In fact, we should probably be best friends.) She even appreciates the term I only recently learned from @BloodIsFamily, fang-girl. “Fang-girls! I’ve never noticed that; that’s hilarious. That’s so clever. I’m going to start using that,” she says.

Okay, now for the part you’ve all been waiting for. You’ve read our interviews with Dan Waters and Richelle Mead. Now find out what Zoey had to say about Vampire Academy, as well as Comic Con, her co-stars, love and even Halloween!

How was Comic-Con?
Zoey Deutch: It was very fun, thank you for asking.

Was it different than when you went for Beautiful Creatures?
Zoey: It was and it wasn’t. I think the difference is that I — the biggest difference is that I wasn’t as nervous; I knew what to expect — you know, the fear of the unknown; when you don’t know what’s going on, that’s much more nerve-wracking. So I actually had a really good time. I was with Lucy [Fry] and Dom [Sherwood] and Sami [Gayle], which was a blast.

I actually just finished the Vampire Academy book series. Have you read them?
Zoey: I haven’t read all of them, but I kind of made that a conscious decision to do so just because, as annoying as this may sound — I assume as most actors do — I have a fear of anticipation when I’m acting, so when you have the gift of owning perhaps six of your character’s diaries essentially, it can be a little bit over-stimulating, and therefore I might anticipate certain things. So, I’ve made the conscious effort to not, but I’ve read a few and I love them. Which one’s your favorite?

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Zoey attends the ‘Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters’ Panel Discussion during the 2013 New York Comic Con at Jacob Javits Center in New York on October 11, 2013.
Edit: More photos have been added, thanks to Nicole!

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