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Horror Nights ’09: Danielle Harris Talks ‘Stake Land’

Friday night Bloody Disgusting hit up the red carpet premiere of the Chiller Eyegore Awards, which kicked off the annual Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood (it’s also open at Uni Orlando). While on the red carpet we caught up with the beautiful Danielle Harris who chatted with us briefly about her forthcoming role in Stake Lane, the second feature film from Mulberry Street director Jim Mickle.
I don’t know what happened!,” Harris says with a smile in reference to her being cast in a bunch of new films this year. As for STAKE LAND, the star of Rob Zombie’s two HALLOWEEN films explains that it’s a cross-breed of genres. “STAKE LAND is like post-apocalyptic road trip vampire movie, which takes place over the course of a few years. It’s really cinematically beautiful, hardcore, very real and not your typical “TWILIGHT”… it’s more for these fans,” she says of the hardcore horror junkies.

Jim Mickle’s MULBERRY STREET is an incredible low budget film that is highly praised among the horror community. Harris tells BD that his style is what brought her on to do the film.

Yeah, the reason I wanted to do it was because I saw MULBERRY STREET and was like `WOW’. I watched it with my boyfriend before I started to do the movie and I called my manager and asked if the same people were doing it `cause I loved [the] style. He [Jim Mickle] did that movie in one room with a crew of five. So I thought, `my god, he’s got a much bigger budget now, a great cast, amazing script and we’re shooting all over the place…’.”

It’s a really cool plot,” she adds, “I read a lot of vampire movies and I really wanted to make sure that I did one that I wanted to do and it was. So it went great!

The film takes place following a global spread of vampirism. McGillis plays a nun who joins a small team of survivors (including Damici, Danielle Harris and Conor Paolo) as they make a treacherous journey north to safety through the war-torn U.S. McGillis’ character, “Sister,” faces a crisis of faith during the vampire bloodshed, ultimately taking up arms to do battle with her newly formed family unit.

Danielle Harris in Halloween 2 H2