Get Staked with Danielle Harris in Stake Land

Ever since I spoke to Danielle Harris a few months ago I have been growing impatient to check her out in a new film.  I mean her performance, but of course.  So it comes with great joy that I am able to spread the gospel with the latest press release I have received on behalf of IFC Midnight and Dark Sky Films.  They are thrilled to announce the premiere  of the official trailer for Stake Land, the film’s Official Facebook Page and also the brand new theatrical poster.  Stake Land stars Danielle Harris and Kelly McGillis.  So without further ado, check out the film’s trailer below, full press release and new theatrical poster. Enjoy!

STAKE LAND Opens on Friday. April 22nd

Directed by Jim Mickle

Written by Nick Damici & Jim Mickle


Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis, Sean Nelson & Michael Cerveris


Winner, Midnight Madness Audience Award: 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

Official Selection: Fantastic Fest 2010

Official Selection: Sitges 2010

Official Selection: Lincoln Center Scary Movie Series 2010


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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3 Responses to “Get Staked with Danielle Harris in Stake Land”

  1. Gerard Iribe

    This looks badass!

  2. Brian White

    Yeah it does! Day 1 purchase for me!

  3. Jiminy Critic

    You have definitely piqued my interest in seeing this…