Before True Blood there was this, New Zealand director Glenn Standring's long-delayed follow-up to The Irrefutable Truth about Demons. Adhering to the now standard Underworld-type plot about centuries-old racial harmonies being rocked, here the balance of power between benign vampires and understanding humans is upset by renegade Leo Gregory, who's turned into the evil bloodsucker of Bram Stoker legend by a genetically mutated virus. Elder vampire statesman Dougray Scott (Gregory's half-brother) and policewoman Saffron Burrows team up for the damage control job in a dark, gritty neo-Gothic alternate universe. The stunning look and atmospheric production design - steam punk Victoriana meets Swinging Sixties cool - belie Standring's low budget and are the best assets of this slow moving futuristic Dickensian fantasy. Sadly, the characters are underdeveloped and there's virtually no graphic brutality with bite, the scares coming more from loud sound effects than anything else.