Excerpt: Movie : First I thought this was another a low-budget lousy horror movie but in fact it was very good. The story was the kind of hunting vampire and zombie movie but it was not boring and you want to watch until the end. PQ: Very decent picture SQ: Decent Sound Overall : Good movie.
Summary: Such a bleak post-apocalyptic horror film. Granted, when you say "post-apocalyptic" usually it's not all sunshine and rainbows but Stake Land is pretty darn depressing. Still, it takes a different take on the whole vampire/zombie thing - and a it's a good twist on a tired genre. Worth checking out.
Summary: and storyline, this is it. Let me first say I don't know why this movie is over-looked when you look at some of the "top vampire movie" lists, and why it wasn't released on a larger scale but it's awesome. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world where an epidemic of vampirism has extinguished most of the human race. In reality, this plays much more like a zombie epic and that's truthfully what it is.
Excerpt: Stake Land is a film that stays with you well after you watch it. It is reminiscent of many other post apocalyptic films (The Divide, The Road, I am Legend, etc.), but stands out for the sheer originality and bold storytelling. It is brutal and unrelentless. The story has unexpected twists and turns, keeping your attention for the length of the film.
Excerpt: An epidemic of vampirism has turned the United States into a post-apocalyptic wasteland of empty cities, with human survivors clustering in small rural communities and fighting off the bloodsuckers when night falls. A lone survivalist, known only as Mister, teams up with a young boy, a disillusioned nun and a pregnant young woman on a trek north to Canada, searching for the rumored safe haven of New Eden.
Summary: from the worn out vampire genre comes a totally different type of movie. a really slow movie at that. not for all lovers of horror. it`s almost as if the director intentionally made it so. this movie is more about the man (mister as he`s called), and the boy he rescues then teaches to be a vamp killer. it takes them along a journey among friendly and not so friendly humans with a few vampires thrown in for good measure.
Excerpt: This movie is something that I truly enjoyed to see. Even with a low budget it has blown many man stream pictures out of the water. I think the story line was pretty superb and the characters had such depth. I love post apocalyptic movies and with " the road" being such a GREAT disappointment I believe this took the cake for me. I know they were in different years and have different storylines but they seemed similar in some sense.
Excerpt: Een goeie film, lekker voor een zaterdagavond met een bakje popcorn te bekijken. De sfeer om een bijna apocalyptische wereld te weergeven wordt goed neergezet. De acteurs en de setting zijn goed neergezet. Hier en daar is het wel iets langdradig, maar dit stoort totaal niet en past zelfs goed in de film. Veel plezier met kijken naar een stelletje bloeddorstige vampiers.
Excerpt: I had never heard of this movie before I picked it up from my local blockbuster. And to be honest I thought it would probably just be a tacky horror movie BUT to my surprise it was a really good well made movie with very very good picture and audio quality considering it is a low budget movie.