Stake Land

Synopsis: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Jim Mickle
Production: IFC
  2 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Call me Martin.

I've seen things

you wouldn't believe.

Things a boy shouldn't see.

But... I'm not a normal

boy anymore.

And it ain't a normal world.

Get used to it.

That's what Mister tells me.

We live by his rules

or we die.

Or worse.

We die and we come back.

But let's begin at the beginning.

I was like any other kid,

I had a family.

I went to school,

I didn't believe in the boogey man.

But then the world

woke up to a nightmare.

...Stay in your homes

and not to travel by night.

Route 22...

Maybe we should wait.

We'll take the back roads,

you'll be safer there.

No. Martin, come back!








Martin, run!


Shh! Shh!

You wanna live boy,

you listen to me.

You scream,

I'll break your neck.

They're dead!

There's nothing to be done

about it but kill that thing.

Can you shoot?

You shoot me

I'll fuckin' kill you!

...A 24 hour hotline

for missing persons

attributed to the outbreak

has been set up on

a county by county basis.

Phone lines in all areas

have been flooded in.

Officials ask for patients as

recovery teams are doing

all they can to maintain order

on the east coast...

...I repeat, do not venture outside

after sundown.

Stay in your homes and

lock the doors and windows...

Get a fuckin' hammer!

I only got two hands, boy.

Do it!

Save him...

One day you'll learn

not to dream at all.

Get your shit.

Welcome to Stake Land, kid.

Months passed

in a blur of days and nights.

We traveled east and west,

but always north.

Away from death.

We avoided the cities.

Mister said they were the worst,

hit the hardest in the beginning.

As people flocked together

for safety,

the plague marched through

their locked gates

and they became death traps.

When Washington fell, it was over

for America as we knew her.

As government blew away,

our great leaders ran for it.

And hope was abandoned.

We were on our own now.

Me and Mister.

Traveling through a ruined land.

Pockets of civilization survived.

Towns locked down behind fences

and guns holding the night away.

Cults spread like wildfire

across the southern states.

Waitin' for the messiah,

but he never came.

Death came instead.

And it came with teeth.

Dumb f*ck got himself trapped.

Burnt up in the sun.


It's the oldest of the vamps.

Can't stake 'em in the chest.

Got a breast bone like iron.

Gotta get 'em in the

base of the skull.


function from the reptile brain.

It's like pullin' the

plug on a computer.

We were all orphans.

Just lookin' for something

to hold on to.

He's a Mister.

Maybe that's why

he keeps me with him.

What's that?

Garlic oil.

Does that really work?

Don't hurt.

One strike boy.

Make it true.

Where you boys comin' from?


Get outta the car.

Did you get any?

They alright boys, let 'em roll.

Another town,

another lockdown.

People just tryin' to go on.

Hopin' they'd wake up

and it would all be a bad dream.

They could go back to their lives,

families and careers.

He needs more fresh food.

And some vitamins,

if you can find them.

Where's his folks?


He'd be better of here.

With people.

Other children.

What do I owe you?

I could use all of them.



Got any liquor in this town?


Homemade, mostly.

We got some tap beer.

Little sour,

but it wont kill ya.

Boy needs a haircut.

Sheriff said take whatever you need.

It's on me.

Have you been through Haggerstown?

I had family there.

Vamped out,

everything south of here.


He really kills 'em, huh?

You gotta get 'em in the heart.

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Nick Damici

Nick Damici is an American actor and screenwriter known for such films as Mulberry Street and Stake Land. more…

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