Two more new character prequels for Jim Mickle’s post-apocalyptic terror tale Stake Land have shown up online, and of course we have them for you right here. Prepare to meet Jebediah and Willie during the time leading up to the horrific events of the film.
“JEBEDIAH”, starring Michael Cerveris, was directed by Larry Fessenden; and “WILLIE”, starring Sean Nelson, was directed by Stake Land co-star Danielle Harris and edited/scored by Graham Reznick.
Says Fessenden of the vignettes: “The idea was to invite some of our favorite directors to contribute to the mythology of Stake Land. Each brought their own sensibility to the world that Nick Damici and Jim Mickle created in the feature. And the actors were very gracious to work on these mini-films on their days off during the shoot, lending their talents to directors they didn’t even know. It was a tribute to their commitment and their affection for Stake Land.”
Along with all four prequels released thus far, below you’ll find the flick’s trailer, poster, and a viral video, also directed by Fessenden. It’s all good stuff, and let’s not forget about the Stake Land viral site On to New Eden. When you’re done here, be sure to visit the new official Stake Land page on Facebook.
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 travelers, 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 sees the plague as the Lord’s work.
Stake Land (review here) opens in New York City at the IFC Center on Friday, APRIL 22, and will be available on V.O.D. starting APRIL 27. It moves to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago on APRIL 29 and rolls out from there.
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