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Back in 1991, Full Moon Pictures introduced audiences to the vampire horror movie “Subspecies.” Directed by Ted Nicolaou (“The Dungeonmaster”) and featuring Angus Scrimm (“Phantasm”) as King Vladislav, the film showcased stunning creature effects using stop-motion and rod puppet techniques. Originally, the minions were intended to be portrayed by actors, but Nicolaou opted for visual effects maestro David Allen (“The Howling,” “The Stuff,” “Flesh Gordon”) to create captivating stop-motion puppets. Since its debut, “Subspecies” has spawned four sequels and a spin-off. Now, the fifth installment, “Subspecies V: Bloodrise,” is on the horizon, courtesy of Full Moon Features.

Recently, this latest chapter in the beloved “Subspecies” franchise made its grand debut on the big screen through the Alamo Drafthouse, creating an exciting partnership. Charles Band, the founder of Full Moon Features and producer of “Subspecies V: Bloodrise,” expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “This is a rich, Gothic, visually striking horror movie, and I’m thrilled that our fans will have the chance to see it on the big screen, where it belongs!”

Now, let’s delve into the synopsis of the film.

The chilling fifth entry in the revered cult-classic “Subspecies” franchise, known as one of the most iconic vampire film series of all time, follows the dark descent of Radu (once again portrayed by series regular Anders Hove). Born to a vampire father and a demon mother, Radu was stolen as an infant by crusaders, leaving him unaware of his monstrous bloodline. Raised by a brotherhood of mystic monks to serve the Church, Radu transforms into a depraved and bloodthirsty creature of the night. However, fate leads him back to his father’s castle armed with the formidable Sword of Laertes, determined to vanquish the vampire Vladislav and reclaim the sacred relic known as the Bloodstone.

Get ready for the return of Radu! Filmed in Serbia, utilizing historical castles and ruins, and featuring the original series star Denice Duff, “Subspecies V: Bloodrise” marks an astonishing comeback for fans of Radu’s dark saga. If you missed the limited Alamo release, fret not! We have an exclusive sneak peek that will leave you hungry for more.

Embrace your primal desires! There’s no shame in satisfying your hunger. We understand the feeling all too well. The highly anticipated “Subspecies V: Bloodrise,” directed by the series stalwart Ted Nicolaou (“Terrorvision”), is about to quench your insatiable thirst. In the realm of horror franchises, “Subspecies” stands out as a rarity, with Nicolaou helming every entry, ensuring a consistent and captivating experience.

Now that you’ve had a tantalizing sneak peek, get ready for the full-blooded experience when “Subspecies V: Bloodrise” makes its digital debut on and Screambox on June 2. Don’t deny yourself the satisfaction of immersing in this thrilling endeavor. Let the cravings guide you to a world where darkness reigns and your thirst finds its nourishment.

Born in winter's coldest month, December, Francesco's inner passion for all things spooky begins with him. Horror aficionado since a young age, Francesco's thirst for horror brings him to consume many films and books, setting the basis for a film-making career in horror, thriller, and sci-fi. Francesco's idea to bring horror fans one step closer is finally a reality with GoreCulture, established on May 2022.

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