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Bloodstone: Subspecies 2 Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Charles Band's Full Moon Productions followed up their vampire hit Subspecies by returning to Romania for two sequels. This second entry begins with the revival of master vampire Radu (Anders Hove) by his legions of homunculi (the "subspecies" of the title, neat stop-motion beasties who only appear in the opening scenes this time). The tiny slaves reunite Radu with his lopped-off head, enabling him to destroy his brother and rival Stefan. His first human victim, Michelle (Denise Duff), manages to escape -- but not before stealing the "bloodstone," a relic which holds the key to Radu's power. Michelle is also infected by Radu's bite, and he pursues her throughout Romania in an effort to enslave her and recapture the relic. Michelle's American sister Rebecca (Melanie Shatner) comes to her aid in Bucharest, accompanied by a historian (Michael Denish) who reveals the secret of the bloodstone. This sequel retains the menacing Gothic atmosphere of its predecessor, and Duff plays an attractive and interesting anti-heroine, but the overall mood is diminished by a weak script which leaves Radu with little to do until the climax, in which he is joined by a few surprise guests to complicate things for the imperiled ladies. Shot back-to-back with the third installment, Bloodlust: Subspecies III. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

Anders Hove
as Radu
Kevin Spirtas
as Mel
Ion Haiduc
as Lt. Marin
Melanie Shatner
as Rebecca
Michael Denish
as Popescu
Pamela Gordon
as Mummy
Ted Nicolaou
Vlad Paunescu
as Taxi Driver 2

Crew

Ted Nicolaou
Director
Oana Paunescu
Producer
Vlad Paunescu
Producer
Charles Band
Producer
David Pabian
Screenwriter
Jackson Barr
Screenwriter
Ted Nicolaou
Screenwriter
Vlad Paunescu
Cinematographer
Bert Glatstein
Editor
Radu Corciova
Production Designer
Charles Band
Executive Producer
Oana Paunescu
Costume Designer
Michael Deak
Special Effects
Perry Bullington
Casting
Lucian Nicolau
Artistic Director
Greg Cannom
Makeup Special Effects
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