Scream Blacula Scream! And that’s exactly what Geoff and Nurse Disembaudee watch on this week’s new episode of B-Movie Enema: The Series!
In 1969 (heh heh), Forrest J. Ackerman, creator of the publication Famous Monsters of Filmland, and artist Trina Robbins created a new superhero of sorts in the shapely form of female vampire from the planet Drakulon named Vampirella. Vampirella’s origin would later be updated to have her become the daughter of Lilith. For those like me who never grew up with religiosity, Lilith was a demonic figure from Biblical Hebrew. She was Adam’s first wife before Eve came along. She’s become quite an icon in Wiccan belief and modern Occultism.
But we’re not here to talk about Lilith. We’re here to talk about her sort of, later, maybe baby daughter Vampirella!
Vampirella’s book was published by Warren Publishing who also published horror mags Eerie and Creepy. While she would feature and headline the comic in her own adventure, the book was actually an anthology. She would host other horror short stories to fill out the rest of the book. She would get various appearances and published by companies over the years and is currently among some of the cult followed figures that get regular appearances in various Dynamite Entertainment books.Continue reading “Vampirella (1996)”
One of the very best films ever covered at the B-Movie Enema blog is now the 8th episode of B-Movie Enema: The Series! Geoff watches and fawns over Messiah of Evil!
We’ve reached the end of Subspecies Month.
I’ve got to say, I’ve really enjoyed the three previous chapters in the series. Are they the very best vampire flicks I’ve ever seen? No, but it’s worth mentioning that Full Moon Features specifically seemed to try to have some idea of consistency (aside from one piece that I will get to momentarily), and some considerable effort while filming the movies in Romania to add the appropriate flavor to the whole thing. Additionally, each of the four actual Subspecies flicks were directed by the same guy, Ted Nicolaou, primary villain Radu was played by the same guy, Anders Hove, each time around, and Michele was played by Denice Duff in three of the four films. That’s consistency that you don’t often find in a lot of direct-to-video horror. Hell, you may not even always find it big budget horror in the 80s or 90s.
But before we get into 1998’s Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm, we need to do a little bit of housekeeping. Continue reading “Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm (1998)”
Welcome back to Subspecies Month here at B-Movie Enema.
Full Moon Features had a certified hit on their hands with the first Subspecies film. The second, Bloodstone: Subspecies II, while leaving me with a whole bunch of questions (not the least, “Where are the Subspecies?”), was still fairly decent. It wasn’t as good as the first, but was far from some of the really bad cash-ins Full Moon tends to do later in the 2000s. The one thing the sequel did, was leave us with a cliffhanger. Last we saw, Michele (Denice Duff) had seemingly defeated the evil Radu (Anders Hove), but needed to stay behind in a crypt out of the sunlight before being able to leave with her sister Becky (Melanie Shatner). However, Radu’s mother and beef jerky person, aptly named Mummy, snatched Michele and drug her back below into the crypt for who knows what. We were teased with a coming soon title card that reminds many of the era of how Back to the Future II teased Back to the Future III.
So, here we are, it’s time for Bloodlust: Subspecies III! Continue reading “Bloodlust: Subspecies III (1994)”
Subspecies Month marches on!
With Subspecies being another hit for Full Moon Features, it was clear that a sequel was indeed needed. So, two years later, Full Moon released Bloodstone: Subspecies II picking up directly after the conclusion of the first chapter. Because this is being featured on this blog, and the dreaded specter of the Angel series still haunting me, you better believe there are casting changes here.
(And yes, that Angel specter is still constantly reminding me there is a fourth film I have yet to cover. It haunts my dreams, man. It’s a constant reminder of my failings in life. This devilish Angel will not be appeased until I finally cover it. Just hold tight and I will get there in time. In fact, sooner than you know.) Continue reading “Bloodstone: Subspecies II (1993)”
It’s been a little bit since I really dug deep into some vampires for an extended period of time. It’s also been a while since I looked at a movie from Full Moon Features. So, how do I propose to fix that? BOOM! A whole month of Subspecies movies!
So here we are, the 1991 Full Moon feature, Subspecies, starring Anders Hove, Laura Tate, and the beloved Angus Scrimm.
Let’s think of the title of this series for a moment – Subspecies. As a word, it indicates that there is a species that are, I dunno, like living below other species. You know, SUBspecies? Well, yes, this is a vampire movie. Yes, it mostly takes place in the Carpathian Mountains. That means this nebulously revolves around the legend of Dracula. But what makes this movie a little different is the title creatures themselves – the Subspecies. These are little goblin guys who serve our lead vampire, Radu (Hove). Continue reading “Subspecies (1991)”
It’s been a bit since I had a good old fashioned vampire movie covered on this blog. In fact, vampires have been covered more than any other topic here at B-Movie Enema. But you know what I haven’t covered nearly enough of on this site?
Smutty smutty, sexy smut.
Yeah, I’ve had fish rape and boobies and various sexual situations and even teenage guy shenanigans. But I’ve not gone full porno. Let’s rectify (*snicker*)… that situation. Knowing I am venturing into full porno and my history with vampires, we have 1978’s Dracula Sucks, directed by Phillip Marshack and starring AVN Hall of Fame inductee Jamie Gillis. Continue reading “Dracula Sucks (1978)”