The Most Dangerous Thing Is To Be Alive.
Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden.
A decent genre bender that is another example of a good alternative to the Twilight fluff.
Stake Land doesn't break any new ground in the vampire genre that has become so popular, but it succeeds at being watchable where a lot of films in the genre just aren't. It's about vampires but it had a zombie flick feel to it due to the way the story is presented and plays out. It was interesting enough throughout it's run time to hold my attention and the acting wasn't bad for a low budget film like this.
It's held back by not really bringing anything new to the game. It tries to be different in the zombie like way the vamps are…
You wanna live boy, you listen to me. You scream, I'll break your neck. They're dead! There's nothing to be done about it but kill that thing. Can you shoot? You shoot me, I'll fuckin' kill you!
A great little surprise of a film. After reading the synopsis of the hybrid zombie/vampires and looking at the movie poster, I thought this was going to be a film that lived on it's gimmick while attempting to look cool in the process. Instead the film ends up having more heart and creativity then most of it's big budget counterparts.
Most, if not all, of the memorable post-apocalyptic films are the ones that are about characters and the changes humankind takes when…
Swap out the walkers of "The Walking Dead" with vampires and add a touch of "The Road" or "The Book of Eli," and you will have a good idea of what "Stake Land" is all about. Quietly respectable, the film is well-assembled and watchable. It is a solid entry in the vampire canon.
An outbreak of vampirism plunges American in to a post apocalyptic nation where only the toughest can survive. Stake Land follows hardened vampire hunter, known only as Mister (Nick Damici) and his young companion Martin (Connor Paolo) as they travel across the United States, through locked-down towns, searching for sanctuary and slaying any vampires that cross their path.
On the surface Stake Land is essentially a road movie set in post apocalyptic America so comparisons with Zombieland are natural, especially considering the similarity of the titles. However, unlike the comedy that takes a light-hearted approach to a nation in chaos, Stake Land’s view is much more serious and the characters care about a lot more than finding the last Twinkie.…
First I want to say this is a really good movie. It was also a good movie when it was called Zombieland. Besides the parallels that I couldn't help but notice this is a bad a** vampire film. My one problem with the movie is, why do they have to make christians the bad guys? Seriously us christians aren't all a bunch of crazy a**holes. Most of us actually care about other people and in this situation would be helping people survive instead of trying to kill them. Seriously hollywood, can you make a horror film where the main character is a christian who saves the day instead of getting everyone killed. Or heck maybe have a contrast between the…
The vampires from Stake Land vs. the vampires from Twilight is a movie I would love to see. And I haven't even seen Twilight!
These mfers were badass. Nothing overly original here. But lots of action, and lots of gore. Fun movie.
It started as a good vampire movie but the story telling started to really annoy me.
The premise was interesting, but the execution was poor, it goes from shit storm to shit storm and then ties it up with a really silly thing by turning the crazy human from earlier that they decided to leave for the vampires to kill somehow turning into the only smart vampire around and hunting them down, it felt like at the beginning it set out to make a portrait of humanity without civilization, and ended in very cheesy territory.
What a pleasant surprise this film is. Equal parts ridiculous and genuinely moving, this is by far the best vampire-buddy-road-trip movie of 2010 (LOL)
Nicely shot considering the budget, and with some super solid performances all round, this was nothing but a pleasure to watch, even the second time round
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Post apocalyptic vampire movie with more than a nod to The Road. Not too shabby.
A young man, Martin, who witnesses his family being killed by vampires is saved and taken under the wing of a hunter called Mister. Together they set off North to find haven at a place called New Eden. Along the way they meet numerous people, some just trying to survive, some worse than the vampires that hunt them at night........
I really liked this film. Brought to mind the likes of Monsters and The Road, in that it feels more like a road movie than a monster movie. Set in an apocalyptic future where mankind's baser instincts run to the surface, it touches upon the nihilistic sides of our nature as well as our possible inherent cruelty.There are some scenes…
Yes, there are officially too many zombie-/vampire-movies out there. They keep coming and the deluge hasn't ceased yet. Not even European genre directors are dissuaded from stealing the regurgitated ideas and hackneyed premises that have managed to survive, even prosper, in the intellectually arid lands of American horror cinema There are also too many post-apocalyptic movies and in this case we have a movie that manages to be both.
There is unfortunately something far too simplistic with the monster-movie narrative and yet people still feel that there is more to tell. The post-apocalyptic scenario provides also a simple story-formula that is willfully devoid of solutions and offers thus nothing more than a depressive laisser-faire atmosphere where surviving humans revel in…
Stake Land is a solid follow-up to Jim Mickle's equally-impressive debut Mulberry Street. Both movies are gorgeously filmed, making one believe Mickle is a much more seasoned auteur than he actually is. My one complaint was the lack of a truly interesting storyline, outside of the awesome post-apocalyptic world that Mickle and co-writer/star Nick Damici envisioned. On the bright side, one of my favorite horror actresses popped up, the ever charming Danielle "The People's Eyebrow" Harris (of Halloween fame - both the old and the new series). Sure, her right eyebrow is permanently raised an inch higher than the left, but that doesn't mean she's not a cute little ball of awesomeness. Anyway, Stake Land is still a fine film, and worth your time.
Incredibly solid. It's like The Walking Dead, except with vampires. And likeable characters.
(Did the woman at the end remind anyone of Larisa Oleynik? Or is my Secret World of Alex Mack nostalgia showing?)