A brillant vampire road movie with heart that comes across as 28 days later with vampires instead of the rage virus. Even the Brotherhood are much like the miltary from 28 days later. Well acted by all and smooth direction plus heaps of gory vampire action and a nice showdown near the end with a super vampire. My only tiny gripe is they never explain Misters fate but apart from that this is an awesome vampire flick.
Good vampire movie. It was different, well acted and I enjoyed it.
Fantastic movie, all the characters worked, brilliant tension and effects, best film i have seen in a long time, wish all vampire movies were this good
That was a waist of a hour and half of my day
This was an interesting story for the first half hour, but then they met The Brotherhood and the story went downhill fast!
If you want to see a decent Vampire Movie, then check out Daybreakers, and not this rubbish.
This is an excellent vampire movie. The landscape is as bleak as Cormac McCarthys The Road but Stake Land has way more heart. In a way this is more a road movie with vampires. A lone vigilante simply called 'Mister' travels north to a place called New Eden to escape the vampire hordes. Along the way he picks up a ragtag crew. Enroute they encounter the real monsters - Evangelical Christians called The Brotherhood who use the vampires as their instruments of purity. Stake Land may be anti - the American Christian Right but it is for - tolerance, justice and fairness which makes it a brilliant movie in my books.
Not bad. Considering that generally most american vampire and zombi movies are primitive. OK, something turned most of the people into blood sucking vampires (instead of zombies), but why do they have to kill them with the stick in the heart? A bullet in the brain would not do the same job? But anyway, 4 stars for originality and good story and lots of vampire action.
Fantastic dark film! Really felt the exhaustion of their long journey, but never boring. Impressive acting and unconventional storyline including some brutal moments that most mainstream films shy away from. The additional chapters on the dvd (originally web trailers) were a nice touch.
3 . I enjoyed this, and there were a few watch between my fingers moments. Instead of the zombie holocaust there has been a vampire holocaust, just for a change, leaving us with a road movie with vampires, with a touch of the Karate Kid, played as if Mr Miyagi was a total a*hole. There are a couple of deus ex machina moments for both the good guys and the bad, but you do get a sense of the awfulness of the situation, not just cheap scares. Much of the real horror comes from the actions of human beings, not monsters. Some real thought has gone into this.