Zombieland meets 10 years of class A drug abuse and depression in Stake Land.
Excellently shot and competently directed, this post-apocalyptic vampire horror presents complex characters, soul-destroying narrative twists and turns, and a team of anti-heroes in a world of lost souls.
The slow pace of this low budget fare delivers tension that eats away at you as you watch on. It’s very violent and gory, and I was absolutely gripped within the first 7 minutes. This movie isn’t for the faint of heart and mind though; it is so unbelievably depressing, it becomes quite difficult to watch, as all hope seems to dwindle for our characters.
Stake Land is troubling, and think I would watch it again, but not for a long time and only if I was in an extremely happy place.