As some of you may or may not have guessed, I’m going to suggest today as a good day to get introduced to Full Moon Entertainment’s film Subspecies. Really, I’d recommend getting comfy and powering through all 4 films, but I can appreciate that not everyone will agree with me.
Subspecies deals with a power struggle for the Bloodstone (which contains the blood of saints) between two vampire brothers, the monstrous Radu and the humane Stephan. Three American college students get caught in the middle, and there you have it. Subspecies was a direct to video hit from Charles Band’s Full Moon Production. Subspecies while having an interesting plot is also the first american film shot in Romania following the fall of communism. Plus the makeup is good and the story of Stefan and Radu is quite compelling b/c Anders Hove is absolutely loathsome as Radu, the twisted misshapen half brother of Michael Watson’s Stefan. Bonus it’s shot in Romania, the birthplace of the modern vampire. There are three sequels to this film, and I’ve enjoyed every one of them, so check out this series.
Click on the image below to pick up the entire collection with the synopsis for the first film listed below.
Synopsis: The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown Prejnar, after spending years in exile. He steals the precious blood stone which is said to be bleeding from all saints, from his father and kills him. Meanwhile two American schoolgirls team up with a local girl for work on Romanian culture. Radu becomes attracted to them but runs into trouble when his brother Stephan helps the girls.