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Subspecies (1991)

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 ... See full summary »

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Michelle McBride ...
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Mara Grigore ...
Rosa
Adrian Vâlcu ...
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Michael Watson ...
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Lili Dumitrescu ...
Old Crone
Ion Besoiu ...
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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. Written by Staffan Linder <staffan.linder@mailbox.swipnet.se>

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The night has fangs.

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Rated R for vampire violence, and for nudity | See all certifications »

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The subspecies were originally going to be played by live actors in costume. Director Ted Nicolaou thought that the stunt-men were over-acting and that it didn't look well overall. Nicolaou then brought on FX artist David W. Allen to work with the subspecies stop-motion puppets. See more »

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Edited into Talisman (1998) See more »

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It's great for a Vampire B-movie, but what I like the most was that it *WAS* a Vampire B-movie!!
1 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

To start off with I had a great back story. Two Vampire Brothers one, genuinely good, born of a Mortal woman(Stephan), and the Vampire king and the other, truly Evil, born of a evil witch and the vampire king(Radu).

*one side note* Radu(the Evil Brother in this movie) was also the name of Vald Dracula's Brothers!!!

I think this movie was great with the special effects. I didn't, and still don't know about the story line with the "Subspecies(the little demons)" Radu's Minions, but they were very well done. the primitive settings and tactile use of locals playing the towns people was great.

One thing I would have done different when filming in the dark of night, in the woods no less. I would try to make the light look more like moon light instead of a spotlight hidden behind a tree. but to one effect it gave a hauntingly glow to the trees!

Oh if you are like me and like to find mess-ups in movies here is one I'm sure you'll see... when the Funeral procession is taking place. On the cross is a name of the person that has died now later on when the towns people are performing the ritual with the white horse jumping over said grave look at the cross again the name is now in reverse the first and last names have switched places! ????go figure????

But anyway, all in all its a great movie the endings well,uh,... well you'll just have to see it


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