IFC Midnight and Dark Sky Films has released the official movie poster for their upcoming vampire film Stake Land, which hits theaters on April 22, 2011.
In addition, the first Stake Land Character Prequels have been released exclusively on Apple Trailers. These mini-vignettes, detailing the time leading up to the horrific events of the film, each provide a glimpse into the lives of the Stake Land cast of characters.
CLICK HERE to watch the first two installments of the Character Prequels in a series to be unveiled over the next two weeks, over at Apple Trailers.
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 slaughtered, young Martin (Gossip Girl’s Connor Paolo) is taken under the wing of a grizzled, wayward hunter (In the Cut’s Nick Damici) whose new prey are the undead.
Simply known as Mister, the vampire stalker takes Martin on a journey through the locked-down towns of America’s heartland, searching for a better place while taking down any bloodsuckers that cross their path. Along the way they recruit fellow travellers, including a nun (Kelly McGillis) who is caught in a crisis of faith when her followers turn into ravenous beasts. This ragtag family unit cautiously moves north, avoiding major thoroughfares that have been seized by The Brethren, a fundamentalist militia headed by Jebedia Loven (Tony award-winning actor Michael Cerveris) that interprets the plague as the Lord’s work.
Director Jim Mickle first grabbed the attention of horror film fans with his zombie-rat thriller Mulberry Street, in which Damici also starred and served as co-writer. They have teamed up again to deliver an even darker and bloodier shocker. Drawing on the post-apocalyptic frenzy described by Richard Matheson (author of the novel I Am Legend) and George Romero, Stake Land is a road movie with fangs and a phantasmagoric journey.
Stake Land also stars horror movie icon Danielle Harris (Hatchet II) and was produced by indie horror producer-writer-director Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter).
Check out the full size poster below.
- Formats: Video/Video
- People / Bands: Connor Paolo/Connor Paolo | Danielle Harris/Danielle Harris | Jim Mickle/Jim Mickle | Kelly McGillis/Kelly McGillis | Larry Fessenden/Larry Fessenden | Michael Cerveris/Michael Cerveris | Nick Damici/Nick Damici | Richard Matheson/Richard Matheson
- Shows / Movies: Stake Land/Stake Land
- Genres: /Action/Action | /Horror/Horror | /Vampires/Vampires
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