A friend of mine told me about this a few weeks back. I saw ONE CLIP and I was hooked. I will show it to you now just so you get an understanding about how seriously this movie wants to castrate you.
I love how back...maybe a decade or so ago. Maybe even just 5ish years ago...kids kind of seemed "off limits" in horror movies. Not entirely mind you but for the most part it was kind of just an unspoken respect for children that they not be brutally murdered or have other unfortunate creepy things happen. But now...they're the fucking targets for everybody.
Anyway, this movie is going to be amazing. Have you seen Mulberry St.? It's a movie about fucking RAT ZOMBIES. That sounds dumb right? NO. No it is not. It scared the poop right out of me. The direction is amazing and the actors were great. And the viciousness of the zombies were insane. And I assume ALL of that is going to translate with this movie. Same crew, same male lead actor, just vampires this time around. And from that clip above...they're going to be fucking brutal.
America is a lost nation. When an epidemic of vampirism strikes, humans find themselves on the run from vicious, feral beasts. Cities are tombs and survivors cling together in rural pockets, fearful of nightfall. When his family is slaughtered, young Martin (Gossip Girl’s Connor Paolo) is taken under the wing of a grizzled, wayward hunter (In the Cut’s Nick Damici) whose new prey are the undead.
Simply known as Mister, the vampire stalker takes Martin on a journey through the locked-down towns of America’s heartland, searching for a better place while taking down any bloodsuckers that cross their path. Along the way they recruit fellow travelers, including a nun (Kelly McGillis) who is caught in a crisis of faith when her followers turn into ravenous beasts. This ragtag family unit cautiously moves north, avoiding major thoroughfares that have been seized by The Brethren, a fundamentalist militia headed by Jebedia Loven (Tony award-winning actor Michael Cerveris) that sees the plague as the Lord’s work.
Pretty straightforward synopsis. I can dig it. I assume this will have a mediocre goal and just TONS of vampire killing. God I hope so. That would be amazing. I hope just ONE of them sparkles....like somehow glitter spills onto it....and they fucking kill it in the worst way. HAHAHAHAH that'd be great.
Oh yeah. That's Danielle Harris.
Stake Land will be available on DVD AUGUST 2, 2011.