Stake Land details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Kelly McGillis, Michael Cerveris, Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Danielle Harris, Danielle Harris, Bonnie Dennison, Chance Kelly, Adam Scarimbolo, Sean Nelson, Marianne Hagan|
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Oct 2011|
By Darren Bignell from LOVEFiLM
Forget mooning about with Bella & Edward, these vamps are the killing kind.
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Good solid filmBy daytripper2k (12 reviews) , 15 Jun 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]After seeing an advanced preview of this film. I have decided to fill in some details that you need to know before going to see this film. Due to the fact when I told my mate its a vampire film he thought twig light
The type of film is horror vampire, not twilight. The vampires are the bad guys and they dont twinkle in the light. The world is gritty, everyone doesnt take their shirt off at a moments notice and no one looks like they spend all day in the gym.
So this film is a road/survival/coming of age film. Following the journey of two as they head to a promise land of Eden to escape the vampires and be safe.
This isnt a closet monster film so no jumps.
The film is solid in story, acting and well shot. There is a missed beat towards the end where the film starts to sneak into big bad territory like say blade but that is short lived.
One thing that I found to be a bit of a mistake on the part of the story was, mister is supposed to be a hard nut that kills vampires. Due to this he gets recognition and respect. However all through the film you see mobs of civilians (and another group) manhandling vampires like animals. So if anyone can manhandle them why is he held is so much regard.
all in all a lot better than daybreakers
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Sick and twisted writers!!!By Steffi4 (1 review) , 11 Feb 2012Disgusted!!!! Turned it off within the first two minutes of watching! Do not want to see new born babies being eaten alive and tossed from the rafters of a building! People that wrote this are sick scum! Thanks for making me feel sick and putting these morbid images into my head whist my children sleep in the next room! I'm livid!and to top it off it's only a 15!!!!
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Poor Land!By NigeeB (6 reviews) , 09 Feb 2012Really poor film.
Very low budget, slow and really not entertaining in the least. I love zombie horrors/vampire flicks but this really aint worth bothering with.
Too much suspension of disbelief required.By dizzyjock (2 reviews) , 07 Feb 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI like post apocalyptic films as a rule, and after seeng the good reviews here, decided to give it a viewing. It started well enough, but just went downhill the longer it lasted.
My problem with it stemmed from two sources, that between them stretched any suspension of disbelief beyond breaking point :
1. Possibly the least realistic post apocalyptic world ever put on celluloid (shops ? money ? where did all this food come from ? why were vampire teeth tradeable ?)
2. A vampire virus with very selective effects on it's victims, with the effects varying depending on whatever plot device the writers needed.
The characterisation was poor, no real effort was made by the writers to develop them, or even to help the audience really care what happened to them, but at least there was some courage to kill off even central characters at frequent intervals.
The wife totally lost interest after about 40 minutes or so.
Acting was mostly OK though.
Could do with ramping up the vampsBy jesuskenevil (246 reviews) from Bruton , 04 Feb 2012Not anywhere near as good as the hysterical cover accolades but still pretty tidy. Martin is on a coming of age journey after his parents are slaughtered and he is saved by the enigmatic 'mister'. Could do with ramping up the vamps.
Better then it sounds...By Centuryfox (12 reviews) from Wolverhampton , 03 Feb 2012Unremittingly grim, gory, violent and rather unsettling. If you like end of civilisation as we know it films this will be right down your alley. The acting is absolutely first rate from all concerned., and the film is very well shot with a restrained soundtrack that picks up on the grief and melancholy of the characters faced with such a situation. Don't expect anything too different from what you've seen before in your average zombie movie, but take it for what it is and you'll enjoy a well-crafted horror film.