Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stake Land

It's always nice to see a vampire movie with balls. Instead of the preppy glitter vampire love story trend going on. Stake Land directed by Jim Mickle is post apocalyptic vampire film. The vampires in this are more like animals they just need to feed. It also has Danielle Harris (Halloween 4&5) in it and I'll watch anything she's in.
The movie starts out with Martin's family suddenly being attacked by vampires. Martin is then saved by a man who tells him to come with him or die. It then flashes forward to Martin's post apocalyptic journey through a world over run by vampires. Encountering different survivors and strange religious cults along the way. That believe that the vampires were sent by god to get rid of the nonbelievers.
This really shows how good a low budget horror movie can be. It was easily better then any of the big budget horror films I've seen this year. It pulls you in and has your attention from the beginning. The main concept isn't that original. But the story's take on it was. I loved how it showed how crazy some people become when faced with a major traumatic experience. Sacrificing survivors to the vampires in the name of god. The cast is really great with Connor Paolo, Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis, and Michael Cerveris to name a few. The acting from everyone was so damn good!. Really great special effects and camera work in it too. Really the only thing I can find to complain about is it could have picked a better name for the title.

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