Anders Hove reprises the role of the vampire Radu Vladislas in Full Moon’s Blood Rise – Subspecies V, and the trailer is here to let us sup from the Bloodstone once more!
As the official synopsis for the prequel film explains: “Stolen by crusaders on the night of his birth, he has no knowledge of his bloodline: his mother is a demon; his father is a vampire. Trained and exploited by a brotherhood of mystic monks to slay all enemies of the church, fate brings him back one night to the castle of his father, armed with the monster-slaying Sword of Laertes, to destroy the vampire Vladislas and reclaim a holy relic: The Bloodstone.
“The events of that night turn Radu from a noble man into a vampire with no master, setting him on a centuries-long quest for sustenance, and companionship, for the treacherous one who stole him from the sun, and for the Bloodstone he hopes will bring him peace.
“Spanning 500 years in the life of the vampire Radu Vladislas, this long-anticipated prequel to the Subspecies series chronicles Radu’s descent from a noble warrior for the Church to a depraved creature of the night.”
Director Ted Nicolau is also back for the fifth instalment in the Subspecies franchise, making him one of the only directors to helm every entry in a horror franchise. What’s more, Denice Duff, who played protagonist Michelle in three of the previous films, returns to the franchise in a new role. The cast also includes Kevin Spirtas, Staša Nikolić, Marko Filipović, Petar Arsić, Yulia Graut, Olivera Peruničić, and Jakov Marjanović.
Blood Rise – Subspecies V will release on the Full Moon Features streaming platform later this month. Check out the trailer below.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)