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When Stake Land released, it was a breath of fresh air for lovers of the fanged monsters. The vampires were back, and in a movie, that used them well. Now that Stake Land II is here, does it manage the same?
When Martin’s (Connor Paolo) wife and daughter are murdered by a group of vampires controlled by a vampire known as The Mother (Kristina Hughes), he goes in search of Mister (Nick Damici). Knowing the old vampire hunter can help him defeat this new vampire.
Stake Land II is a welcome return to the post-apocalyptic world of vampires, where humanity is sparse and the vampires and their followers are now in control. The Mother is an interesting vampire that we don’t really see enough of, »
- Paul Metcalf
Stake Land II, 2016.
Years after leaving Mister and finding sanctuary at New Eden, Martin finds himself back on the road and in search of his old mentor, as a new-look Brotherhood starts closing in.
A surprise late-in-the-game sequel to a runaway cult hit, Stake Land II, or to use it’s slightly more badass original title, The Stakelander, is about as odd as follow-up properties come. Whilst the original was in many ways riding on the vampire wave of the late 00’s/early 10’s (and bringing some much appreciated apocalyptic darkness to the proceedings along with it), this much lower-rent, straight-to-dvd affair comes at a time where the vamp craze is all but dead in the water. And it really shows.
That’s not to call Stake Land II a mistake at »
- Ben Robins
Stake Land II Review
In 2010 Jim Mickle directed Stake Land, a brilliantly different take on the vampire film. Starring Nick Damici and Connor Paolo, Stake Land, rather than featuring the usual zombies, blended the apocalypse with vampires and fanatical cults. The result was a sombre and bloody tale of the human condition, and was wrought with heartache and pathos. Now seven years later, Mickle is on-board as producer for the sequel: Stake Land II (also known as Stakelander).
Stake Land II picks up the story several years after the events of the first film. Martin is now living happily in New Eden with Peggy (whom he met at the end of Stake Land) and their young daughter. That happiness doesn’t last long though as a newly revitalised brotherhood, led by The Mother (Kristina Hughes), attacks the community, murdering both Peggy and the little girl. Struck with intense anger and crippling grief, »
- Kat Hughes
Even the title seems oddly uninspired. Very little of this follow-up to Jim Mickle's excellent 2010 vampire-horror film Stake Land seems fresh or exciting. Everything we witness feels inevitable, as though the writer and the actors were simply going through well-worn motions. This doesn't mean that the film is bad. On the contrary, the film is decidedly 'not bad', but after waiting seven years for a sequel I would have hoped for more than that.
Connor Paolo and Nick Damici return as Martin and Mister, survivors of a vampire plague which has left the world in ruins and humanity on its knees. We pick up where Stakeland left off, with Martin living in the relative safety of 'New Eden', an isolated community of survivors somewhere in rural Canada. He has started to raise a family, bu [Continued ...] »
In a world crawling with vampiric creatures, Mister helps equalize the fight between the living and the undead. Nick Damici’s memorable character returns for a new journey fueled by Martin’s (Connor Paolo) desire for revenge in Stake Land II. With the sequel out now on digital platforms and hitting Blu-ray and DVD on February 14th from Dark Sky Films, Daily Dead had the pleasure of speaking with Damici about reprising the role of Mister and much more.
Read on for our discussion with Damici, in which he talks about his plans for a third Stake Land film and shares his thoughts on the Stake Land TV series that he had once been developing. He also talks about the response to Bushwick (a movie he co-wrote) following the film’s Sundance screenings, what to expect in the upcoming season of Hap and Leonard, and an interesting conversation he once »
- Derek Anderson
More details are emerging for the sequel Stake Land II. A trailer for this film was released in mid-December, when it was announced that the film would release on February 14th, via DVD and Blu-ray. Now, it has just been revealed that the film will be available through Video-on-demand, one week before this date. Written by Nick Damici, Stake Land II reteams Mister (Damici) and Martin (Connor Paolo) to fight a new foe. The film also stars: Laura Abramsen (Wolfcop, 2014), A.C. Peterson and Steven Williams. And, the film's alternate poster is hosted here, along with more VOD details. From a longer synopsis, Martin finds himself alone, after the destruction of New Eden. The Brotherhood has a new vampiric leader and they are hunting Martin, across the apocalyptic wasteland. But, Martin has found Mister, a legendary vampire killer, and together they have a chance to rid this blood-thirsty plague, once and for all. »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
Press Release: New York, NY - Stake Land set a new standard in vampire apocalypse thrillers in 2011, and now the eagerly awaited sequel arrives to push the story and its characters to the next shocking level. Stake Land II, again starring Nick Damici and Connor Paolo, will be available across digital platforms on February 7, 2017. The film will also be available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning February 14, 2017.
Stake Land II, a Dark Sky Films presentation of a Glass Eye Pix production in association with Berserker Entertainment and Last Pictures, is a new adventure set several years after the events in Stake Land, in which mankind must struggle to survive in the wake of a vampire apocalypse. When his home in New Eden is »
- Derek Anderson
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