mean girls who bite

Welcome to this week’s episode of “We Can’t Understand Why They Didn’t Believe in These Movies Enough to Screen Them for Review.” In “Vampire Academy” (PG-13 for violence, bloody images, sexual content and language) the mean girls really bite. Zoey Deutch, daughter of Minnesota-bred actress Lea Thompson, leads a cast that includes Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”). The estimable Simon Pegg has the lead in another castoff,A Fantastic Fear of Everything” (R for language, Parkway). In this low-budget British entry, he plays a children’s author-turned-crime novelist whose research into the lives of Victorian serial killers turns him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. Then there’s “Cavemen” (unrated, Eden Prairie), a comedy concerning a quartet of L.A. men and their hookups. Dean (Skylar Astin) lives with his trio of male friends, including the unrepentant player, Jay (Chad Michael Murray), in a large loft called … you guessed it … “The Cave.” COLIN COVERT