So… I like this movie and think it’s very well made (stunning photography and excellent shot composition/angles). My reservations about *loving* this movie are more around the telegraphing of the conflict w/the children and Grace (Riley Keough, who is again off the charts great) and the similarity with their previous film GOODNIGHT MOMMY. That said, I do want to see this again (and GM as well since I haven’t seen since FF). Alicia Silverstone also deserves a nod here; she's terrific.
I get the charm and novelty of this Hammer/Shaw mash-up but I wouldn’t classify this as a better representation from either studio. However, together they’ve found a unique balance. In essence 1+1=3 in this case. The fighting scenes aren’t great and the Hammer elements only serve to drive the plot. Neither executed very well but combined it becomes an entertaining watch. Fun to see Peter Cushing so active in fighting the vampires. Plenty of replay value.