Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm

Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm ★★★★

Celebrated my induction into the world of Full Moon Streaming membership with this, the last (so far?) installment in my second favorite FM franchise. Subspecies taps into an authentic vein of gothic pulp that for me anyway is like the blood of the saints, whatever qualities it may lack it makes up for in a spirit of lurid, gory fun. It's been a couple years since I last watched a Subspecies movie so I'm fuzzy on exactly how this fits with previous installments narratively, but my affection for Radu Vladislas is completely undimmed. My impression is that he turned a little bit cuddly in parts 2 and 3 but here he's back to being a pure evil psycho thanks to the corrupting influence of the ancient Bloodstone, and if my rating seems high you can consider it an umbrella rating for the whole series, very undervalued! No little blood critters at all in this one, no 'Bloodstorm' (whatever that might be), and since this actually came out after a spin-off installment called Vampire Journals all three words in this film's title are actually inaccurate. I'm sorry but that's just impressive, props to all involved.

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