It does have a few cool effects and also a couple of dodgy ones but there's plenty of dark, blood-spewing moments to attract genre fans. I did get a bit of a Tales From The Crypt vibe when watching this, which I guess is a plus. Radu is a somewhat interesting character but I find it difficult to take him completely serious when it often sounds like he is trying to impersonate Marlon Brando from The Godfather.
I'm not particularly a fan of this series but my wife is so I will refrain from talking too much shit about it. It's not exactly my cup of tea since I'm not massively into vampires but it does have its own dedicated cult following. Maybe one day, maybe, I might just actually watch this when I am in the best possible mood for it and my opinion of it will change but for now, this is what I think of it.