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Check out new images from Jim Mickle’s post-apocalyptic vampire movie “Stake Land”. These ain’t your sparkling, angst-ridden vampires, kids. And in case you missed it, we’ve also included the film’s moody teaser trailer below. Images via TIFF.
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 (Connor Paolo) is taken under the wing of a grizzled, wayward hunter (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 travellers, 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 that interprets the plague as the Lord’s work.
Starring Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis, Michael Cerveris and directed by Jim Mickle.