Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tonight in Tompkins Square Park: vampire hunters, the undead — plus a movie!

OK, boo to the headline. Tonight is the second to last of the free music-movie nights in Tompkins Square Park. This evening's word picture: "Stake Land."

I don't know too much about this one. Let's head over to Wikipedia for a summary:

The United States is a lost nation. [Ed Note — duh] When an epidemic of vampirism strikes, humans find themselves on the run from vicious, feral beasts. Cities are tombs and survivors cling together in rural pockets, fearing nightfall. [Ed Note: Sounds like Third Avenue when school starts!] When his family is slaughtered, young Martin (Connor Paolo) is taken under the wing of a grizzled, wayward hunter (Nick Damici) whose new prey are the undead.
Simply known as Mister, the vampire stalker takes Martin on a journey through the locked-down towns of America's heartland, searching for a better place while taking down any bloodsuckers that cross their path. Along the way they recruit fellow travellers, including a nun (Kelly McGillis Ed Note: Woo!) who is caught in a crisis of faith when her followers turn into ravenous beasts. [Ed Note: 12 years of Catholic schools will do that to a guy!]

Sounds fun. Bring the kids!

And upcoming:
Sept. 8 — Rosemary’s Baby

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