Blood and Roses
Thomas M. Spiros likes the arty vampire romance "Blood and Roses." From Blogcritics:
Mesmerizing and surreal, Blood and Roses may be the ultimate "horror-art film." Certainly, it's the quintessential "romantic vampire film." As mythological creatures go, the vampire comprises so many conflicting aspects (Satanist, monster, victim, parasite, aristocrat, immortal), most films focus on only some of the creature's traits. Blood and Roses focuses on the romantic rather than monstrous. Romantic, in a melodramatic, steamy, Harlequin romance sort of way, yet in a way that is also sensuous and classy.Eh, not my cup of tea. I like my vampires with steamy and scary.