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Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm

Bloodstorm, the 4th movie in the Subspecies series - VHS - Horror

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What happened to the Radu I loved??

  • Nov 17, 2008
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If you have not watched Subspecies One, Two, and Three yet, go pick those up first. Whatever you do, don't let this be your first introduction to Radu.

Bloodstorm:Subspecies 4 starts out wrong and goes downhill from there. I absolutely loved the first three movies, so I don't know what happened here for the writers and directers to wander so far off Radu's well loved trail of blood.

Where Bloodlust left off, Radu had fallen over the stone wall chasing the Bloodstone that Becky had tossed away, and wound out impaled on a dead tree and burning in the sunlight. Bloodstorm picks up with Radu still burning, but the limb breaks and dumps him into a pool of water just as the sun sets, so Radu can grab up the Bloodstone and run into the castle.

We also left Michele wrapped in a body bag by her sister Becky, in order that she could flee the castle with her and Mel. Here we pick up with a car wreck, and the only one left "alive" is Michele, who is picked up by a pretty blonde doctor named Anna and taken to a hospital.

Cheesier even still, we meet two new vampires in this installment; Dr. Nicolescu, an evil doctor-vampire with a horrible bowl haircut, and Ash, a minion of Radu's who has been looking after his holdings in Bucharest. And speaking of hairdos, Ash looks like a pasty, older Peter Frampton.

The Dr. Nicolescu vampire wants Radu's bloodstone so that he can live without drinking blood any longer, whereas Ash and his fledgling Serena simply want to keep their home.

Everyone is against Radu in this movie, as usually they are, but the additional characters are horrid and the plotline is dumber and cheesier than even I can stomach. Also missing is much of the scenery from Romania that we were treated to in the first movies, and the "liveliness" is gone, replaced a fouled attempt at going gothic instead of leaving the horror to Radu.

I was very disappointed in this last installment of the Subspecies series, but who knows? Perhaps Radu could come back again, and make up for the mess he left with Bloodstorm. If you are a rabid fan of the series like I am, then you will want your copy of Bloodstorm, otherwise just watch the first three.
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March 09, 2009
I'm a HUGE Full Moon fan, from way back, and I'm glad to see some other people appreciating their heyday. The first two Subspecies movies were a staple in my teen goth diet, lol. Oh, and I agree. Subspecies definitely went downhill around this time. I wish Full Moon would do less soft porn horror and more creative, low-budget stuff like their early days!
 
January 26, 2009
Okay. Compared to the others this one--sucked.
 
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Starring Anders Hove, Denise Duff, Jonathon Morris, Ioana Abur
Directed by Ted Nicholaou
Writer:  Ted Micholaou
1998


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Cast: Anders Hove
Genre: Horror, Vampire
Release Date: 1998
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 85 Minutes
Studio: Castel Film Romania , Full Moon Entertainment
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