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I’ve been hearing about Jim Mickle’s “Stake Land” for a while now, and I’ve been really impressed with what I’ve seen of it so far. Unfortunately, it’s an indie horror movie, which means the chances of it opening anywhere near me on April 22nd is pretty damn remote, alas. Until I do get to check this bad boy out myself, have fun with a new trailer and poster for Mickle’s post-apocalyptic vampire movie “Stake Land”.
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 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 headed by Jebedia Loven (Tony award-winning actor Michael Cerveris) that interprets the plague as the Lord’s work.
Starring Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis, Sean Nelson and Michael Cerveris.