Saturday, September 24, 2011

Stake Land (2010)

Stake Land kinda flew under the radar...I wonder why.  This is a good solid movie and I'm not sure why it didn't get more play.  I think we're all vampired out by this point, between Twilight and True Blood and all the low-budget crap capitalizing on the recent vampire craze.

Stake Land was, as crazy as it sounds, a combination of The Road and an unfunny Zombieland. I'll quote The Mike and say that this flick was "sort of beautiful."  This movie takes place in an apocalyptic world where vampires rule and regular people are left to traipse along, constantly battling them.  "Mister" (Nick Damici) saved Martin (Connor Paolo) when his entire family was ripped to shreds by bloodsuckers.  They move up the east coast, mostly avoiding interaction with others, with the destination New Eden in mind.

However, they're not able to stay solo for long, and run into several individuals that they feel compelled to help, including Sister (Kelly McGillis) and Belle (Danielle Harris)  Mister himself has also gained quite the reputation, and is the target of a fundamentalist Christian group using vampires as weapons.

I sold most of my DVD collection off last year, opting to rely on a few prized Blu-Rays (The Devil's Rejects, Dawn of the Dead, House of 1000 Corpses, American Psycho, and more) but I would actually buy Stake Land and add it to my rotation.  I'm usually a love-em and leave-em type of gal when it comes to horror movies, but I really can't wait to watch this one again.

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Shit Movie Fest said...

Such a great movie, I been telling most of my friends about it. Oddly enough it was shot about 30 miles up the road from me and had no clue about that until i watched the movie.