Director Jim Mickle | 2010 | 98 minutes | Horror | English
Winner – Toronto Midnight Madness – TIFF 2010
America has fallen. A vampiric scourge sweeps the nation, turning brother on brother and parent on child as the blood-hungry beasts take deeper and deeper hold upon the land. It’s hard for the survivors to know whether to be more afraid of the creatures themselves or the violent religious groups that have sprung up in response, but there is clearly only one choice: fight or die.
Connor Paolo (Gossip Girl) stars as Martin, a young man traveling with only his taciturn mentor – a hardened fighter known simply as Mister – as protection against this blasted earth in search of the rumoured safe haven of New Eden. Winner of the Midnight Madness Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and hailed as “the American horror film of the year” (Todd Brown, TwitchFilm.com), STAKE LAND establishes director Jim Mickle as a leader in the new generation of horror.
“THE AMERICAN HORROR FILM OF THE YEAR.”
“JIM MICKLE’S ODYSSEY IS TERRIFIC.”
–NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“SO DAMN GOOD.”
–AIN’T IT COOL NEWS
“ONE OF THE GENRE’S SMARTEST ENTRIES IN YEARS.”
Dark Sky Films is an independent film production and distribution label founded in 2008, working with emerging talent as well as established veterans to develop, package, produce and finance feature films and episodic television projects. Representing films from some of most talented directors working today, such as Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and THE INNKEEPERS, and Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND, Dark Sky continues to identify original talent and projects to bring a vibrant slate of films to the world market, with such recent productions as CATFIGHT, WE ARE STILL HERE, DEATHGASM , APPLESAUCE and CHERRY TREE.
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