I rented this thinking it would be another Grade D horror flick and was surprised at how great a vampire film it turned out to be. The directer, David Slade, also did another film Hard Candy which was wonderful. The Special Features in this DVD are worth watching too. I loved the vampire, Iris, played by the New Zealand actress Megan Franich. The make-up done on her was a fantastic job.
This director David Slade along with his production crew did an excellent job of showing the ugly, nasty and brutal side of vampires which has been glossed over or ignored in earlier times no doubt do to the fact that this stark, brutal portrayal of vampires could never be released to the general public in earlier times. Suave, sophisticated Bela Lugosi these vampires aren't It's a definite must see for fans of this genera.