The pace of the movie a languid, the atmosphere chilly. This sweet coming of age story with all the anxieties of burgeoning adolescence is cleverly folded into a surprisingly gruesome vampire tale. Wild images suddenly fly off the screen in the midst of the calm: spntneious immolation, a cat attack, draining blood like from humans like cattle, and the stitched up place that might once have been a v****. And more! Gads! The plot is pretty cool when you think about where this story must be headed after the very creepy last sequence! Don't miss this bizarre and atmospheric movie. It's a great reworking of a horror film.