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Stake Land

8 out of 10
Average rating 8 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Stake Land
Director: Jim Mickle
Main parts: Danielle Harris
Kelly McGillis
Bonnie Dennison
Connor Paolo
Michael Cerveris
Nick Damici
Sean Nelson
Chance Kelly
Adam Scarimbolo
Marianne Hagan
Eilis Cahill
Traci Hovel
Stuart Rudin
Lou Sumrall
Graham Reznick
Production year: 2010
Genre: Action
IMDB link: [LINK]
Journey | Post-apocalyptic | Religion | Survivor | Vampire

Plot outlinie:
In a post apocalyptic world infested by vampires a young boy and his savior tries to make ways to refuge in the north.

Similar movies:
(2.71) The Book of Eli | (2.19) Dawn of the Dead | (2.08) Underworld: Rise of the Lycans | (2.08) From Dusk Till Dawn | (2.08) Blade
Movie reviews for Stake Land

2011-07-26  Peter Buchardt: 8 out of 10
GREAT LITTLE GEM! Must say I'm positively surprised by this vampire movie I never heard of!

Guess it's only worth 7, but in my book good concepts is a plus, and I really liked the plot and the fact that it's greatly down played.

The vampires in this movie is more like zombies, since they don't think much, move slow and isn't vulnerable for anything except brain damage, heart-penetration or sun light. No holy water, crosses or not-entering-the-house-without-invitation... I like that!

I also like the way it uses up it's cast as bait for the next attack, with absolutely no remorse or thought towards what feelings one might have gotten through the story.

The opening is nicely done(except for the editing around the title screen[that sucked major vampire balls]). Brutally to the point, with no: Oh-this-is-how-it-all-started

There's two down sides to the movie:
1: The effects - These could have been done a bit more convincing. But as mentioned above the director does a real good job at keeping it simple, so fancy effects actually isn't that necessary. But a vampire kill is still better when it looks good =)
2: The protagonists consists of a boy and the man who saves him. Played by Nick Damici, who does an ok job, but his character is just way too stereotypical. Harsh voice, bad ass and swearing. They could easily have made him a bit more soft and likable.

Well there might be a third thing. The poster and the title!? Come on!! Don't make a word play on Zombie lands title and also a vampire action/horror movie doesn't have to have a poster that resemble a weak ass heavy metal bands CD cover... But as my dog used bark: Don't judge a stoned glass house on it's lack of a gardener.

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