The movie – which tells the origin story of the immortal bloodsucker Radu – will be streaming alongside all four former Full Moon classics, including 1991’s Subspecies, Bloodstone: Subspecies II (1993), Bloodlust: Subspecies III (1994), and Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm (1998). Click on over to SCREAMBOX to start streaming!
Nat Brehmer raves in his review of the new movie, “This isn’t simply a great Subspecies movie for modern day Full Moon, it’s a great Subspecies movie.” Nat continues, “All I asked of Subspecies V was to rekindle at least some of that feeling I had, watching these movies for the very first time. It does that, and then some. Subspecies V isn’t just a worthy entry in the series, it is absolutely in the running for best Subspecies movie, full stop.”
Subspecies V: Bloodrise follows the descent of Radu (once more played by series regular Anders Hove) from a noble warrior of the Church to a depraved, blood-hungry creature of the night. Stolen by crusaders on the night of his birth from his demon mother and vampire father, Radu grows up with no knowledge of his monstrous bloodline. Trained and exploited by a brotherhood of mystic monks to slay all enemies of the church, fate brings him back one night to his father’s castle, armed with the monster-slaying Sword of Laertes, to destroy the vampire Vladislas and reclaim a holy relic, the Bloodstone.
Filmed in Serbia, in and around historical castles and ruins, and co-starring original series star Denice Duff in a surprising role, this sensual, violent, and operatic exploration of evil marks a stunning return for one of the screen’s most beloved monsters.
“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!” said Charles Band, Full Moon Features founder and Subspecies V: Bloodrise producer.
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