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Stake Land

4

An orphaned teen and a gruff vamp killer cross America

Hold the garlic. Vamps and post-apocalyptic downers are everywhere right now, but Jim Mickle’s bloodsucker is no brain-drainer. An orphaned teen and a gruff vamp killer cross a lush America infested with undead in this soulful, stylish and savage allegory of hope’s decline in god’s country. Remnants of other films litter the way: think Malick remixing The Mist via The Road. But Mickle delivers the affecting characters, haunting images and ferocious set-pieces – neo-Aryan nutjobs drop vamps like bombs from the sky in one showstopper – needed to create an unusually full-blooded genre mash.

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: October 17th 2011
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