The 2010 horror film Stake Land showcased the rather nifty idea of a vampire-caused apocalypse. It also showcased the talents of writer-director Jim Mickle and writer-actor Nick Damici, whose subsequent collaborations have included 2014’s absolutely terrific thriller Cold in July and SundanceTV’s Hap and Leonard, the first season of which screened earlier this year. Now, Damici has returned to both write and reprise his role of the vamp-slaying “Mister” in Stake Land II, which debuts on digital platforms Feb. 7 and will also be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Feb. 14. And, really, what better Valentine’s Day gift?
Set several years after the events of Stake Land, the film stars another returning actor, Connor Paolo, as the character of Martin who, following the destruction of his home, finds himself alone in the badlands of America with only the distant memory of his mentor, the legendary vampire hunter Mister, to guide him. Roaming the wilderness of a steadily decaying country, Martin searches for the one man who can help him exact revenge. Once reunited, Mister and Martin prepare to confront the ravenous Brotherhood…and its monstrous overlord!
Directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, with Mickle serving as executive producer, Stakeland II costars Laura Abramsen, A.C. Peterson, Bonnie Dennison, Kristina Hughes, and Steven Williams.
You can exclusively watch the trailer for Stakeland II, above.