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: 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.
Conclusion: It sounds like a chain of pubs that belongs with Harvester, Toby Carvery, Frankie & Benny's and now Stake Land! This is infact a very good horror road movie. I admit it will not be to every bodies cup of tea as the pace is slow and steady and it's not a thrill filled gore fest. but if you give it time what unfolds is a very well acted road movies.
Conclusion: Now that would be a belter of a film. Stake Land is on the band wagon of vampire / end of the world / zombie holocaust type movie that seems to be flooding the market at this time and of recent years. Though not terrible it leaves much to the imagination with a shortage of originality and strong characters.