Exclusive: Poster Reveal for Jim Mickle's Superb Horror 'Stake Land'
by Alex Billington
April 11, 2011
Last year one of my favorite midnight horror movies of the Toronto Film Festival (plus Fantastic Fest, too!) was Jim Mickle's Stake Land, a fresh new take on the vampire genre with lots of blood and gore. IFC Films asked us to exclusively debut the official US poster for the upcoming release of Stake Land and I'm more than happy to do so, partially because I think it's a great horror flick, also because it's a kick ass poster. It might seem a bit patriotic with that flag, but I love the inverse blood and otherwise gritty look and feel. In front is Nick Damici as "Mister", and Connor Paolo to the left. Give this fantastic indie horror a chance!
If you want to get more involved with the Stake Land viral, visit this website: OnToNewEden.com. Otherwise, check out the exclusive poster for Stake Land and stay tuned for the official trailer coming soon.
There's also a pretty awesome viral clip for Stake Land that's been floating around that I've embedded below as well that links to the viral site. 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 (Nick Damici) whose newest prey are endless undead.
Stake Land was written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Jim Mickle, who won the coveted Midnight Audience Award during the Toronto Film Festival last year. IFC Films is bringing Stake Land to limited theaters starting on April 22nd later this month. Stay tuned for a trailer and read my review from Toronto!