Stake Land
Stake Land (2011)

America is a lost nation. When an epidemic of vampirism strikes, humans find themselves on the run from vicious, feral beasts. Cities are tombs and survivors cling together in rural pockets, fearful of nightfall. When his family is… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 2, 2011
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75%
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62%

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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the genre is well worn at this point, director Jim Mickle focuses on strong characterization and eerie atmosphere to craft an effective apocalyptic vampire chiller that also manages to pack a mean punch.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Mickle's observation of a devastated working-class America is so sharp that the horror elements, though effectively handled, come to feel like an afterthought.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Shows that a savvy mixture of characterization, atmosphere and gore-eographed suspense can make even the most familiar fright tropes feel vaguely organic again.

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Alan Diment
We Got This Covered

Stake Land is intelligently rendered horror. It's a cut above more recent efforts, being an accomplished and thoughtful piece of work and an overall, enjoyable watch.

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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe

Other undead movies needlessly foreground the action. "Stake Land'' has its fight scenes, but here they're secondary.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

"Stake Land" bursts with action, ideas and interesting characters.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Stake Land has strong characters, a lucid script, plenty of action, and something more substantial to make it better-than-average.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Jeff Grace's melancholy music underscores the atmosphere of bleak dystopian despair, leavened by flashes of humour and hope.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Mickle has talent, and the end credits include a character known as "French Canadian Cannibal," which is worth a half-star right there.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

May be the best blunt-force-trauma, tear-your-throat-out vicious vampire film since Near Dark.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
MisterYoda ?
four stars
vieras esine
A vampire film that looks and feels like a zombie film. Interesting. Wish they hadn't done what they did to one of the characters, and for that I'm… More
Stuart Brooks
Starts brilliantly, but fails to live up to the scene it sets in the first 5 mins. More post apocalypse than vampire movie. Decent enough to be better than… More
Graham Willis
On paper this looks like a fantastic a movie but is let down by it's slow pacing and overly serious demeanor. A horror movies duty is to scare, disgust,… More
Cynthia S.
A very brutal, dark, depressing movie with a great cast...more of a drama with plenty of scares, and gore, thrown in. I expected this to be cheesy, low budget… More
Dean !
A very good post apocalyptic vampire film. It has a raw indie film feel to it and hasn't got much advertising, in the UK at least. It is very entertaining,… More

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