Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we give you suffering from the holiday blues something to smile about, go back to Antarctica with the guy who did that thing that one time with the penguins, give out some indie love, peer into the history of VW, and revisit a vampire tale that surprised a few.  Read More »

IFC Midnight and Dark Sky Films have released a new image and official plot synopsis for Stake Land, one of my favorite films from Fantastic Fest 2010. The movie is a combination of Children of Men. 28 Days Later, The Road, and Y: The Last Man, set in the not too far future, in a post apocalyptic world overrun by vampires. Somewhat episodic, the movie was made on an incredible low budget but they were somehow able to create a world which feels more expansive than most Hollywood films of the same genre. Hit the jump to see a new photo from the film, followed by an official plot synopsis.
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Fantastic Fest Review: Stake Land

Last night I screened Stake Land — the best film I’ve seen thus far at Fantastic Fest. Stake Land premiered last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, and was completely off my radar until it won the audience award in the Midnight Madness category.

Imagine a film which is a combination of Children of Men. 28 Days Later, The Road, and Y: The Last Man.  The movie takes place in the not too far future, in a post apocalyptic world overrun by vampires.

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