I'd heard a little bit of buzz about Stake Land recently which encouraged me to add the movie to my rental queue. Made for just $4m it is certainly quite an accomplished post-apocalyptic vampire movie that has plenty of scares and some good character development. Special effects are nothing outstanding, but still very good and the bleak soundtrack suits the feel of the film very well. The cast are all quite good, and I enjoyed the involvement of Kelly McGillis as the nun, a character which introduced us to the more subdued religious tones of the film (some crazy religious nuts throughout). Whilst nothing new, Stake Land is a well polished horror from Jim Mickle. Genre fans will enjoy it enough to warrant a purchase. 3.5/5
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