However it is a natural flow. There is so much intrigue throughout with kooky locals and great Romanian music dull moments don't really exist. While the accents are very thick it doesn't take away anything needed- although I should warn you there a few scenes where the words are hard to hear. But I'm half-deaf so some things would be anyways....
Moving on! The violence in this movie is actually pretty basic- heads being bashed by shovels or pans. And literally that is all they do. Only one gun is shown on screen and it doesn't even work- a shotgun in the beginning. Knives are drawn every now and then. At the end it is used- the knife- to graphically remove a Strigoi heart. Other than that scene there is very little gore in the movie. When there is with the use of a shovel a little blood might seep out- looking like watery ketchup- which was actually amusing. Or I'm psychotic.
There is an old local cop buddy from his childhood, his communist hating grandfather, and the frustrated but kind Camelia as a mother figure. No young girl his age. It added a bit of spice (along with the hefty dose of cursing by everyone) to the movie. A how do I say... New flavor to this genre. You can feel his loneliness and anger towards the murders who could all be vampires.
Most everyone smokes and drinks and has a good time until running into the Strigoi. And when they do they try to keep to the original traditions on dispatching them. Some of them don't work as noted in a funny scene about a gluttonous vampire.
The dragging pace though does dampen the intensity. If vampires and Communists are really taking over again; they seem to be taking their sweet dandy time about it. A real threat... Yes that's what I'm looking for. There is no real threat to the movie until too late. It kept my interest and did entertain me throughout but for others the slowness may push them aside and slug along.