Friday, August 19, 2011

Candidate # 32

(September 2010)

If you’re of the mind that there are just too many danged zombie apocalypses around these days, then how does “vampire apocalypse” sound to you?
If it’s something that piques your interest, then Jim Mickle’s Stake Land should be on your radar. Co-written (with Mickle) by Nick Damici, who plays ace vamp killer, Mister, Stake Land shows us the United States in the aftermath of societal breakdown, where anarchy and religious extremists reign over a broken down land, while feral vampires roam the night.
Familiar genre face Danielle Harris is in this, as well as a nearly unrecognizable Kelly McGillis. And for Fringe followers (or perhaps, even vampire-loving Broadway aficionados), Michael Cerveris is here, but in my books, it’s another all-too brief appearance by The Last Winter’s director, Larry Fessenden (here wearing his producer’s and actor’s hats), that makes my day.

Parting shot: A review of former ¡Qué Horror! title, The Last Winter, can be found lurking in the Archive.

(Stake Land OS courtesy of

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