Effective & atmospheric take on vampires that, while not perfect, demonstrated Del Toro's coming powers as a filmmaker. The cast is solid for the most part, with Ron Perlman especially effective as the boorish Angel. The one weak link is Tamara Shanath, who comes off rather expressionless as Gris's granddaughter, Aurora (even when she does some grisly stuff). Behind the camera, Del Toro makes great use on the vampire mythos, showing the horror of having both a thirst for blood & aversion to sunlight, and the eventual physical change is quite horrific. However, Gris's reasons for using the Cronos device is never completely spelled and the benefits of having it are never shown (it just seems like a bad deal for the outset). Overall, a solid Del Toro film and if you have a Hulu subscription, definitely worth checking out.