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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 »

Director:

Ted Nicolaou

Writers:

Charles Band (based on an original idea by), Jackson Barr (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Angus Scrimm ... King Vladislav
Anders Hove ... Radu
Irina Movila ... Mara
Laura Mae Tate ... Michele (as Laura Tate)
Michelle McBride ... Lillian
Ivan J. Rado ... Karl (as Ivan Rado)
Mara Grigore Mara Grigore ... Rosa
Adrian Vâlcu Adrian Vâlcu ... Ian (as Adrian Vilcu)
Michael Watson ... Stefan
Lili Dumitrescu ... Old Crone
Ion Besoiu Ion Besoiu ... Doctor
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The night has fangs.

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Subspecies See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

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Vampires= Interesting Characters
29 January 2001 | by TheNick2See all my reviews

Radu kills his father and stills from him The Blood Stone(The Blood Stone is surpost to give the vampire who holds it ultimate power). His brother Stefan hears of this and shows up into town to battle the evil Radu. 3 other girls come to town and somehow get mixed up in all of this. The movie is filled with Vampire conflict all the way to the end

On a side note this is one of the best Vampire movies i have ever seen. It was pretty low buget, but somehow it had a good cast and pretty good effects. Not to mention the makeup on Radu is some of the best i have ever seen. It ranks right up there with American Werewolf in Paris. Although it was low budget this movie sparked 4 sequals.


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