The mad geniuses over at the SyFy channel have just released the first details of their stuffed, annual 31 Days Of Halloween schedule. And nestled among all the frightful delights is hugely-anticipated sequel The Stakelander, which debuts on the channel next month.
Wicked Horror is thrilled to report that you can catch The Stakelander, AKA Stake Land 2, on Saturday, October 15 at 9/8c.
The upcoming sequel sees one of the most memorably mismatched heroic duos in horror reunited, as Nick Damici and Connor Paolo reprise their super-popular Stake Land roles.
Based on an original screenplay by Damici, and directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (2015‘s Body), the flick was filmed on location in Saskatchewan, Canada. Much like 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Stakelander was made entirely in secret and the first most fans had even heard of a sequel was just a couple of months ago.
The flick is a SyFy original, the cult TV channel having co-produced the feature along with Glass Eye Pix (The House Of The Devil, Darling) and Dark Sky Films (We Are Still Here, Deathgasm, Southbound).
The movie marks the latest collaboration between the production teams who have brought us some terrific genre fare over the years, including The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, Late Phases, and, of course, Stake Land.
Stake Land was hugely popular among horror fans and, although the existence of The Stakelander came as a bit of a shock to most, a follow-up was always very eagerly anticipated.
The sequel is set a few years after the events of Stake Land, in which mankind must struggle to survive in the wake of a vampire apocalypse. From the press release:
When his home of New Eden is destroyed by a revitalized Brotherhood and its new Vamp leader, Martin (Paolo) finds himself alone in the badlands of America with only the distant memory of his mentor and legendary vampire hunter, Mister (Damici), to guide him. Roaming the wilderness of a steadily decaying country, Martin goes in search of the one man who can help him get revenge. Once reunited, Mister and Martin prepare to battle a now-ravenous Brotherhood and its monstrous overlord. But it’ll take more than the two of them to take down this terrifying new threat, and with more than just their lives now at risk, the stakes are higher than ever before
The movie joins four other SyFy original horror movies including The Crooked Man and The Night Before Halloween. New episodes of popular shows Van Helsing and Z Nation will also play during the crowded 31 Days Of Halloween month on the channel.
Check out the full listings, and promotional materials for each, on the SyFy site.