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Subspecies(Review)[Twisted Throwback Thursday]


Subspecies is an unique vampire movie about three coeds that find themselves in the middle of a blood feud between a powerful vampire family. The film centers on the sadistic vampire known as Radu who is prominently known for his impossibly long fingers. He has the ability to break off his fingers to spawn awful looking stop motion animated minions.


During the film, we watch as he viciously stalks and feeds on the three coeds. Due to the artifact known as the Bloodstone, this gives him the ability to be out during the day time without being affected by the sun. The only woman able to resist him is named Michelle, and that is due to her being romantically involved with Radu's brother Stefan. The father of the vampire clan is played by the late great Angus Scrimm. It leads to an ending that sees Radu temporarily defeated, as he would return again...and again...and again.


This film would lead to three sequels, and a spinoff known as Vampire Journals, no relation at all to Vampire Diaries. Subspecies is a pretty dark film, and Radu has a look that will haunt your nightmares. Definitely worth checking out if you are looking for a different sort of vampire film.


Till next time, stay scared!! - Tha Thrilla-

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