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?
  • 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.
  • Complete Monster: Jebediah Loven is the leader of a cult that has overtaken the Southern US amidst the Vampire outbreak. Loven starts by leaving the hero Vampire hunter Mister out for the ravenous infected. Loven and his cult capture live vampires and drop them into civilian populations to run wild, and when Loven is left alone for the vampires, he gives his blood willingly and becomes a thinking monster who stalks and kills members of Mister's party, even capturing, torturing and infecting a pregnant woman out of spite against Mister and his protege Martin.
  • 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.
  • The Woobie: Martin, Sister and Belle.