YMMV / Stake Land

  • Ass Pull: How did Loven manage to escape his predicament and then track down the protagonists? He claims he gave his blood freely to the vampires and in becoming one of them somehow retained his mind. However the problem with this is he was tied to a tree with rope and barb wire, how exactly did he have any say in the matter and why would the vampires not have torn him to bits? And even if he survived being mauled and turned, his new strength getting him out, how did he even know where the group was going?
    • The Stakelander has quite a few more. How did the vampires get to New Eden? The whole reason Martin took refuge there was because they couldn't stand the cold. Either they've evolved past that weakness, or it's just lazy writing. And since when does destroying the brain work? Mister made it clear that the only way to kill them is to stake them through the heart, or through the neck, if they're Berserkers.
      • The Brotherhood transported them (given how the area doesn't seem particularly cold, its probable New Eden is in surrounded by a cold "belt" of sorts, composed of the colder regions of Canada and maybe Alaska.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: In the sequel, Martin is rescued from a vampire by an elderly couple, who take him in for the night. They drug him and try to kill him, but he kills them first. This is never mentioned again and provides nothing to the story.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Martin hugging Mister towards the end and crying. Mister who has been keeping him at arm's length throughout the movie puts his arm around him as well.
  • Iron Woobie: Mister. His protege Martin shows signs of becoming this in his own right.
  • Special Effect Failure: It's pretty obviously a doll infant being dropped earlier on in the film.
  • Tear Jerker: Sister sacrificing herself for her group, and Martin silently grieving for her, having formed a familial bond with her.
  • The Woobie: Martin, Sister and Belle.


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