Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm (1998) (DVD REVIEW)

Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm (1998) (DVD REVIEW)

Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm (1998) (DVD REVIEW)

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Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm (1998) (DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Ted Nicolaou
STARRING: Anders Hove, Denice Duff, Jonathon Morris
AVAILABLE FROM Full Moon Features

Vampire Fledgling Michelle Morgan has escaped the grasp of her master Radu Vladislas. And wouldn’t you know it the getaway car has crashed and everyone including Rebecca is dead, leaving Michelle alone. Found by a woman named Ana, she is taken to a hospital where a doctor claims to be able to cure her vampirism. Radu, recovering from the near-death delivered by Michelle and her friends, travels to Bucharest to follow his fledgling. He visits the vampire Ash’s stronghold (Hey! It’s Ash from Vampire Journals!). Ash and his protege Serena plot to destroy Radu and employ the help of the humans, Ana, and the Doctor. Now, this probably sounds better than it actually is…

Ok so let me get this one straight here. After Rebecca and her friends (including a useless woman that had no point) got away from Radu at the end of part 3 and saved Michelle, they crashed the effin car?? Are you kidding me?? Did they get away only to wreck? And wouldn’t you know it, they don’t even have the same actors playing the bodies, so I guess we can see what REALLY happened. At least Radu and Michelle are the same. And speaking of Radu, he’s back. They only slightly changed the ending of three to bring him back. And what change did they make? They removed Radu’s finger people?! Best I can remember (and after three of these and a spin-off they run together) those finger people don’t even bother showing up here?… Strike 1 and 2 right there, buddy. I’m not even going to get into how Ash is here with how he met his end at the end of Vampire Journals. I think trying to make sense of it would just give me a migraine. But as far as the actual meat and potatoes of Subspecies 4, it’s more of the same only a slightly better pace and a little more gore than our last entry. Radu seems a bit more delusional and all but he’s still just letting things slide left and right in order to once again try to win over Michelle. I understand that you love this girl, or at least are amused by her Radu. But after she’s stabbed you, turned on you more than once, and even set you on fire. Don’t you think it’s time to just kill this one and move along?

The story packs a few twists and turns and is even topped with a couple funny moments. So at least Radu seems to have gotten a sense of humor back to go along with his drooling. Michelle seems to fit into her roles pretty well now, as well she should, this being her third time being Michelle and all. The lady helping Michelle, Ana, is a bit annoying as is the weird doctor as well, but we are lucky cause it could have been soo soo much worse. The ending is again the best part of the film, even if it does take away believability with most of it. But when it ends, it does give us an actual solid ending to the franchise. Unless of course they dust off Radu and bring him back again at some point. But if you had to end something this goes about it best way I think. The last shot is pretty cool, believe it or not. Better than part 3, but not better than 2 and maybe even slightly better than the original. But it’s too close to actually call between those two.


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