One of the movies I’ve been quietly anticipating is the mostly-unheard of Stake Land. It’s tough to get excited about a vampire movie in the post-Twilight universe, but the low-budget, scary-looking Stake Land appears to be something a little different, and a lot more intense.
And of course, less fucking sparkles.
In a fierce, alternative vision of America’s bleak future, a young boy is about to learn how cruel the world can be. Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. And from the ashes rose a new breed of terror. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation’s abandoned towns and cities, and it’s up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent’s New Eden.
Interestingly, the film also stars Danielle Harris as a character named Belle, and that can’t be a coincidence. Righteous naming, if you ask me. Nick Damici plays the mysterious Mister, and Connor Paolo (“Gossip Girl”) plays Martin.
Here’s the trailer:
And a little clip to show you that no, it is decidedly not fucking around.
Also, there are a couple of very good character clips available at Apple, but since Apple is a doucheknuckle, I can’t embed them. But click here if you want to check ‘em out.
Stake Land has been getting good buzz on the festival circuit, and is playing at midnight on April 30th at this years Independent Film Festival Boston. If you’re looking for me, that’s where I’ll be.
(h/t: reader and all-around swell gal Lauren)