Taboos of Terror 2018: Shock, Sex & Terror

This book contains 160 horror movie reviews. These movies all contain shock, sex and gore. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Bloodstone: Subspecies II

A vampire's victim escapes with a sacred stone her captor needs.
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
1993
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Vampire Film
Wizards: 
Necromancer
3.04
Subcultural...
6
4
5.04
4
1
2
2
Ambiance
Plot
Effects
This sequel surpasses the original installment in that it is more dynamic, better paced and better shot. The script still feels like a second draft from someone with the mind of a child, but it is structured better than 1991's Subspecies was. The special effects have slightly improved; the make-up as well, and the characters are more dynamic. The dialogue isn’t as awkward and flows better.
The story picks up right after the events of Subspecies, with vampire Radu being resuscitated and Michelle, the lead character, fleeing to Bucharest with the Bloodstone. We know this won’t end well… The police play a significant part of the plot and prevent the film from going in all directions like it did the first time around. This procedural becomes the screenplay’s backbone.
The photography has vastly improved and so did the directing. Once again, the sets and landscapes win us over despite several pitfalls. This is a low budget movie with significant production value. Other than that, we’ve got decent actors doing what they can with stereotypical characters and an odd approach to nudity that isn’t sexy at all; an uncomfortable issue in the first film also. Oh well...
Alternate Titles: 
Subspecies II: Bloodstone
Subspecies 2: Bloodstone
Bloodstone: Subspecies 2
Subspecies II
Subspecies 2
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