Thursday, March 4, 2010


Subspecies Movie Review

Vampire Radu (Anders Hove) returns home to a small village in Romania to claim the bloodstone, something that will give him endless powers. When he arrives he has to face off against an old man who knows Radu’s history, three girls there to study, and his own brother. This 1991 film has several things going against it, including very bad special effects of the subspecies creatures that help Radu, some really bad acting, a very slow pace, and scenes that just make no sense at all. But not all is bad here. Radu is a very cool looking vampire, complete with ugly makeup and long fingers--certainly a bit of a throwback to Nosferatu (there are also a couple scenes that give a nod to that classic). I loved this series when I was a kid and I have always said that THIS is what a vampire should look like, not like the vampires of today (The Vampire Diaries, Twilight, etc).

Radu, not sparkling.
The scenery is pretty nice in this film as well. Unfortunately, this movie isn’t quite as good as I remembered (and I still have the 3 sequels to go), but I still enjoyed watching it again.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6

Subspecies Movie Trailer

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