New Video Character Vignettes for Vampire Thriller STAKE LAND

 

Stake Land Video Character VignettesLast week, via the film's first trailer, week we introduced you to a what is shaping up to be a smart little indie vampire gem called Stake Land. With  a strong John Carpenter vibe and Terrance Malick-like production values, the film promises to be like something we've not seen in some time. All the gore appears to be there, but its all presented with a cool vibe and creative style.

If you didn't catch the trailer last week, be sure to check it out here, and then scroll down and watch these character vignettes that were just introduced over on Apple.com.

The mini-vignettes appear to detail the moments that lead up to the horrific events of the film, and each provides a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of the Stake Land cast of characters.

In the characters sketches we meet Jebediah, Willie and Belle with a couple new videos promised within the coming days.

STAKE LAND Opens on Friday. April 22nd, is directed by Jim Mickle, written by Nick Damici & Jim Mickle The film stars Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis, Sean Nelson & Michael Cerveris


Check out all three character vignettes below:

Jebediah:

 

Willie:

 

Belle:

 


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).

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