Despite good performances, a surfeit of style over substance transforms this ambitious movie into just one more anemic vampire picture.
The setting is present-day London. Still trying to deal with her boyfriend's death in a car explosion, Anne (Suzanna Hamilton) takes a job as a librarian in a "Library of Mysticism and the Occult," run by Denise (Marian Diamond). Anne immediately catches the tortured eye of regular researcher Alex
(Julian Sands), an ageless vampire, who preys for sustenance on the homeless and street criminals. Alex begins shyly following Anne, who is the perfect embodiment of Virginia (Hamilton), the true love of his life, who was killed in the...