"I know it's a bit cheap to make comparisons, but if you can imagine the best elements of The Walking Dead and The Road combined into a 98 minute adrenaline rush, you'll get some notion of how good Stake Land is."
And that is pretty much right if you ask me. As far as vampire apocalyptic films are concerned, this is as good as I've seen them, and I have seen quite a few with the zombie/vampire theme. I would rate Children of Men and The Road slightly higher as far as PA films are concerned, but otherwise this is a remarkably compelling film. If you've seen and liked 28 Days later, then I can say this is just as good.
This book is written poorly enough that it becomes a signficant disappointment. I'm not familiar with Hume, other than having read the mixed reviews on the Internet of her Arthurian retelling trilogy. I was even more interested in a Merlin retelling, after all it has been so long since last we had a good one. Sadly this is not a patch on the Merlin trilogy by Mary Stewart, Stewart's masterful magnum opus. It's not near as interesting as Cornwell's series either. Lawhead's Merlin approach I found distasteful because of the heavy, in your face Christian angle, but at least he is a more capable writer than Hume, who plods her way through every paragraph. Cannot even give this two stars for… Read more
Pretty much everything appealed to me in this film. The German spoken by the narrator, the acting, especially the way actors interacted with each other, the vicious children, the strict adults, the whole atmosphere of the film. Sometimes a film just clicks and this one did. Just see it.