The main problem I had with "... Blood Cove" were these: 1) The story needed more development: though the elements were good, they didn't come together to form a compelling whole; extraneous ideas should have been trimmed and the plot focused on the title conflict' the story should finish on the title characters, not with a deus-ex-machina "twist." 2) Though the cinematography was generally competent, the lighting made the movie look flat and uninteresting. Consulting any Outer Limits episode would have helped, not to mention the movies this film was homaging. Again, Cadavera did a better job in aping the "classic" look. 3) The acting was often campy when it would have been better served by being sincere. Playing it straight is what saves a lot of Euro-horror flicks with stories just as underdeveloped as this one. 4) A full orchestral score, or something approaching one, would have helped. The score, though well conceived, often sounded tinny to me.
Despite all that, I liked the picture. I enjoyed the attempt at a modern Frankenstein vs. ... film. I just wish they'd pushed it a little further toward the material that inspired them. I think there's a market for old-style horror movies, and this was a good attempt (despite the nudity). That and better lighting would have raised this a star, at least, in my estimation. I still enjoyed it more than the "classic" Dracula vs. Frankenstein, which I watched 2 days previously. It was worth the few bucks I paid for it -- and it has a really good set of DVD extras.
Rating (out of 5) - ***