Into this week's mix of animated ('Rio'), melodrama ('Soul Surfer') and documentary ('Exporting Raymond') films comes the completely unexpected: 'Stake Land,' the sophomore outing by director Jim Mickle. Mickle takes the typical vampire/zombie trek saga (as epitomized by 'Resident Evil: Extinction,' 'Dawn of the Dead' and even 'Zombieland') and foregrounds the gritty, lonely circumstances of the main characters and the journey they take -- without dialing back the horror of a post-apocalyptic world. It's a nice moody, stylish take on a by-now shopworn genre. Or can we never get enough of vampires and zombies? Read on.
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