Stake Land 2: Stakelander

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:: Stake Land 2: Stakelander :: 2016 :: 
:: Dan Berk & Robert Olsen ::

Acting: 5
Anxiety: 2
Atmosphere: 4
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 4
Production: 4
Recommended: 3
Scares: 2
Story: 2
Unpredictable: 3

Total: 47

There are a lot of homages to the first movie in this film, which I really liked. It was lovingly made to reflect the first. The actors are largely the same - even the shopkeeper, eating the gum! The guy protecting the town from the train, he’s wearing the same jacket! - and this film does a lot to expand on the first. It changes some of the rules - they’re coming out earlier and earlier, gettin’ desperate! - but I found that ultimately, it’s more of the same. More the-disgustingness-of-humanity-and-what-folks-are-willing-to-do-to-each-other, even less vampires-are-attacking-everyone. At least this movie is letting itself have more fun. The first really wanted to be taken more seriously. It was a lot stupider than the first for that reason, but what can you do. It was kind of a fun watch. Good production at least, which can make almost any movie watchable!

P.S. What’s with the feral woman? She’s like 30. Why is she acting like that? She’s obviously old enough to have been born way before the apocalypse. 

P.P.S. As is often the case, Larry Fessenden’s hair is the unsung hero of this film.