Stake Land (2010)
Duration: 98 minutes
First, the vampire make up in this movie is not very good. Like it is pretty terrible. At first I thought they were supposed to be zombies which didn’t make sense with the title. And made little sense within about 5 minutes of the movie so I re-read the synopsis to discover these were supposed vampires in a post apocalyptic type setting you typically see in zombie movies. I am dubbing this movie the hybrid zombie vampire flick. Especially since the vampires are dull witted like zombies but they can move faster than you usually see in movies.
I will say for an apocalyptic type movie this has some great characters and moments. When you think that there would be little compassion in the world the main character has a ton of compassion taking in orphaned children and saving a nun when all he has to do is fend for himself. Not all of the characters really get flushed out in depth but you do start to feel for some as people fight for their lives or to start over while against odds of zombie/vampires and the bad seeds of the human race. The main characters’ growth in the movie was well written while the supporting characters lacked but it was still a really good movie.
This movie has great use of weapons! Plus there is a zombie/vampire Santa Claus. And the ingenious use of dropping zombie/vampires into towns. I think this qualifies as the ultimate bio-warfare.
IMDB: 6.5 out of 10 at time of review
Amazon: 4 out of 5 stars at time of review. Available for streaming (rental and purchase).
Netflixs: Available at time of review
Mala’s Rating: 5 out of 5