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Stake Land (2010)

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In a world of vampires, an expert vampire hunter and his young protégé travel toward sanctuary.

Director:

Jim Mickle
2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Connor Paolo ... Martin
Gregory Jones ... Martin's Father
Traci Hovel ... Martin's Mother
Nick Damici ... Mister
James Godwin James Godwin ... Barn Vamp
Tim House Tim House ... Sheriff
Marianne Hagan ... Doctor Foley
Stuart Rudin ... Pops The Barber
Adam Scarimbolo ... Kevin
Vonia Arslanian Vonia Arslanian ... Dark Haired Bartender
Kelly McGillis ... Sister
Michael Cerveris ... Jebedia Loven
Heather Robb Heather Robb ... Screwdriver Vamp
Danielle Harris ... Belle
Eilis Cahill ... Scamp
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Storyline

Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. 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. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The Most Dangerous Thing Is To Be Alive.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2011 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Anoitecer Violento See more »

Filming Locations:

Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,258, 24 April 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,469, 1 May 2011
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout filming, actor Nick Damici ("Mister") wore his mother's actual wedding ring on the pinkie of his right hand, as a way of acknowledging his character's back story. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie when Martin and Mr. drive up to the beer stop and find the girl with the crossbow, there is a New York license plate on the front of the black Chevy pickup truck. When Martin and the girl leave the next morning the license plate is gone. See more »

Quotes

Martin: Months passed in a blur of days and nights. We traveled east and west, but always north. Away from death.
Martin: We avoided the cities. Mister said they were the worst, hit the hardest in the beginning. As people flocked together for safety, the plague marched through their locked gates and they became death traps.
Martin: When Washington fell, it was over for America as we knew her. As government blew away, our great leaders ran for it. And hope was abandoned
Martin: We were on our own now. Me and Mister. Traveling ...
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Connections

Referenced in Holliston: Weekend of Horrors: Part 1 (2012) See more »

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NO MORE MY LAWD
PERFORMED BY JIMPSON AND MEN WITH AXES
UNDER LICENSE FROM ESSENTIAL MEDIA GROUP
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A low budget gem
1 June 2011 | by vsg07See all my reviews

I saw this movie because I love post-apocalyptic movies. The idea of a world with less human beings meddling with it always looks enticing. Its the same reason why we take vacations in remote locations.

First thing you will notice about Stake Land is it looks great. I am not much familiar with the cast except Connor Paolo. The actors act naturally which looks great in a film such as this. The plot is simple. It is a story of survivors of a vampire epidemic. But its the execution of the plot which is why this movie is so good. The director knows what he can and cant do. 10 out of 10 for the director's efforts.

Lastly, I wont say its a different movie than the rest of vampire movies coming out these days. But Stake Land should be watched because it has the ability to suck you in its environment within the first 10 minutes. And trust me it never lets it go.


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