This is a terribly sad and disturbing movie. I wonder what possessed someone to write it, let alone greenlight it for production. The characters are uniformly despicable. The ambience is uniformly dark and unwholesome, celebrating the lowest possible depravity. The plot is incredibly sad. The acting is barely adequate. The direction is, not something I understand. To be fair to the creators, my review is slanted to the negative as I simply didn't understand this movie. In my opinion, the movie fails a drama, due to the lack of sympathy I have for any of the characters or their trials. As a romance, it fails with the unwholesome nature of the relationship, and the lack of any true love. As a tragedy, it fails as the outcome doesn't seem tragic.
I further don't understand what message they are trying to convey. Are they trying to say that taking lots of drugs, and living in squalor are good things, or bad? Is it OK to live that way if you are an artist? Are people who dress up as vampires, and act like them in drug-infused orgies good, or bad? Are actual vampires, that kill lots of people without emotion, but are very tired of living, good or bad? Is the grotesque nature of the ambiguity the point? Is this valuable art? I'm sure I'll never know.