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Subspecies (1991)

Three students get caught in the struggle between a good vampire and his evil brother in the Transylvanian mountains.

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 ... Michelle (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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Trivia

This was the first American film to be shot in Romania, particularly in the aftermath of the fall of Communism in Romania. See more »

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Featured in Vampire Reviews: Subspecies (2018) See more »

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Great Gothic!:)
23 March 2001 | by bookworm-11See all my reviews

I love this one due to the beautiful scenery and castle. This one, Sub II and III were my favorites. Excellent for any gothic movie lover! Radu makes for an excellent vampire, sort of 'old-style' vampire what with the long hands. Laura Tate was pretty good, but I personally like Denise Duff as Michelle better. (In Sub II-IV). The actor who portrays Stefan is very handsome and does an excellent job.


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Country:

Romania | 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:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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