Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Full Moon Features are excited to announce the limited theatrical premiere of director Ted Nicolaou’s SUBSPECIES V: BLOODRISE, the fifth frightening entry in the venerable Full Moon film franchise.
The movie – which tells the origin story of the immortal bloodsucker Radu – will play at 26 Alamo Drafthouse locations for a special engagement on Monday, May 15th, 2023 as part of the company’s fabled Graveyard Shift series. The special Graveyard Shift presentation will include an exclusive introduction and pre-recorded post-screening Q&A with members of the cast and director, Ted Nicolaou.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership,” says Charles Band, Full Moon Features founder and SUBSPECIES V: BLOODRISE producer. “This is a rich, Gothic, visually striking horror movie and I’m thrilled that our fans will have the chance to see it on the big screen, where it belongs!”
“It’s a real honor to be able to present a theatrical screening of this new Full Moon Features film”, says Robert Saucedo, Alamo Drafthouse programmer. “Horror hounds have a real love of Charles Band, Full Moon and the SUBSPECIES series. I’m very excited that we will help give fans the chance to see the newest entry in the franchise on the big screen, where it deserves to be seen.”
SUBSPECIES V: BLOODRISE follows the descent of Radu (once more played by series regular Anders Hove) from a noble warrior of the Church to a depraved, blood-hungry creature of the night. Stolen by crusaders on the night of his birth from his demon mother and vampire father, Radu grows up with no knowledge of his monstrous bloodline. Trained and exploited by a brotherhood of mystic monks to slay all enemies of the church, fate brings him back one night to his father's castle, armed with the monster-slaying Sword of Laertes, to destroy the vampire Vladislas and reclaim a holy relic, the Bloodstone.
Filmed in Serbia, in and around historical castles and ruins, and co-starring original series star Denice Duff in a surprising role, this sensual, violent, and operatic exploration of evil marks a stunning return for one of the screen's most beloved monsters.
SUBSPECIES V: BLOODRISE is directed by series mainstay Ted Nicolaou (TERRORVISION), making SUBSPECIES one of the only horror franchises in which every entry is helmed by the same director.
Tickets are available now at drafthouse.com for the following locations.
DC Bryant Street
El Paso, TX
East El Paso
Los Angeles, CA
New York City, NY
San Antonio, TX
San Francisco, CA
St. Louis, MO
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was founded in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin, TX. Twenty-six years later, with 39 locations and counting, Alamo Drafthouse has been called "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired. Alamo Drafthouse has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining best-in-class food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse created Fantastic Fest, a world-renowned genre film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety featuring independents, international filmmakers, and major Hollywood studios. Alamo Drafthouse continues to expand its brand in new and exciting ways, including the American Genre Film Archive, a non-profit film archive dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing film, and with eight new theaters announced for this year and beyond.
About Full Moon Features
Full Moon Features (FMF) is an entertainment studio founded in 1989 by the undisputed master of horror movies, Charles Band, and is the successor to Band's groundbreaking Empire Pictures Studio. Band has produced more than 360 films, original series, toys, collectibles, merchandise, and comic books, and publishes the popular horror film magazine, Delirium.
FMF owns and operates its own streaming entertainment channel called FullMoonFeatures.com, a service that offers hundreds of new, classic and obscure horror, fantasy and cult movies. The studio also has their own Amazon Prime Video channel and their films are widely available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Tubi, Google Play and Xbox One.
Band's films helped launch the careers of many of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Demi Moore (Parasite), Helen Hunt (Trancers) and Viggo Mortensen (Prison).