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Subspecies (1991) Poster

(1991)

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This was the first American film to be shot in Romania.
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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.
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The song "Nightwing" by Swedish black metal band Marduk from their 1998 album of the same name is a cover of the main theme of Subspecies, and the song itself is about the main antagonist Radu Vladislas.
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The film's trailer reuses music from Stuart Gordon's From Beyond.
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Radu is named after Radu The Handsome, brother of Romanian prince Vlad The Impaler, who himself was the inspiration for the quintessential vampire Count Dracula.
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The film's trailer also features a scene not retained in the final cut of the film.
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Another deleted scene from the film featured Radu turning into a rotted corpse while sleeping during the day. The director had the scene removed after realizing the effects didn't look very good.
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A 10th Anniversary DVD, with a widescreen transfer supervised by J.R. Bookwalter, was planned for a late 1990s/early 2000s DVD release, but was cancelled for copyright reasons.
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