Year: 1991

Director: Ted Nicolaou

Written by: Jackson Barr and David Pabian

Threat: Vampires

Weapon of Choice: Stake

IMDb page: IMDb link


Rish Outfield's reviews
Interesting locale. The villain, Radu, was pretty cool, though he spent all of his scenes drooling. It did spawn a half-dozen sequels, so maybe it was pretty good, huh?
To be honest, I don't remember much about this movie. The title creatures were interesting, as they were initially Radu's fingers, then came to life (ala Claymation!) and appeared in a brief scene or two. I imagine the stop-motion beasties were expensive, hence they were used so sparingly. This was one of the earliest titles we rented by Full Moon Entertainment (it was one of their first ones too), and served as a template for what was to come: a low-budget, but well-made horror picture with nudity and a decidedly foreign flavour to it. Check out Puppet Master for more of the same. It wasn't terribly satisfying, but wasn't a bad horror movie either.
Best Scare: I don't recall.
I'd Recommend It To: Those intent on seeing the whole series, I guess.

The tyranist's thoughts
Quite possibly the only vampire movie ever filmed in Transylvania, the setting and atmosphere of this film are fantastic. The story lacks quite a bit. I can't get over how beautiful the countryside was and how creepy the castles. It isn't the greatest vampire story, but it is kind of cool just because of the locale.

Owes everything to/rips off earlier film
Sequel setup skull
Bad title skull
Bad premise
Bad acting
Bad dialogue skull
MTV Editing
OTS skull
Girl unnecessarily gets naked
Wanton sex
Death associated with sex
Characters forget about threat skull
Secluded location skull
Power is cut
Phone lines are cut
Someone investigates a strange noise
Someone runs up stairs instead of going out front door
Camera is the killer
Victims cower in front of a window/door
Toilet stall scene
Victim locks self in with killer
Killer is in car with victim
Cat jumps out
Fake scare skull
Laughable scare
Blood hits camera
Beheading skull
Killer doesn't stay dead skull
Stupid discovery of corpse
Dream sequence
Victim running from killer inexplicably falls
No one believes only witness
Blood fountain
Poor death effect
Excessive gore skull
Music detracts from scene
Horror film showing on TV/in theater in movie
Future celebrity appears
No one dies at all
Death in first five minutes skull
Virgin survives
Geek/Nerd survives
Little kid lamely survives
Dog/Pet miraculously survives
Villain is more sympathetic than heroes
Unresolved subplots
"It was all a dream" ending
Unbelievably happy ending skull
What the hell? skull

Total Skulls: 13

Other movies in this series:
Bloodstone: Subspecies II
Bloodlust: Subspecies III
Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm