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The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Stake Land (2011)

Stake Land [Blu-ray]

Director: Jim Mickle
Starring: Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis, Nick Damici


Synopsis:
A plague has started to wipe out man kind by turning many into vampires. A loner saves a young teen boy from death and teaches him the ways of vampire killing. They travel through the hostile environment full of the beast and gangs of cannibals, picking up other survivors and looking for a safer place to live.

My Take:
I was a big fan of Mickle's and Damici's first feature Mulberry Street so I highly anticipated this one. It surpassed my expectations. I loved this flick. The film starts harsh, gritty, and violent. The nihilistic tone rings hard through out entire process. Even in the final scene where a glimmer of hope arises, waits the brutal reality which the characters now live in. This low budget movie does more with gore, special effects, and make up than it's bigger budget counterparts. I cant say enough good things as it's one of the best horror movies I've watched in 2011.

Rating: Mind Blowing


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