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30 Days of Night
This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction.
Laurie Strode's son and the Batshit crazy bitch from Triangle in the fight of their lives against some hungry vampires. Darkness. A doggy massacre. The Messenger's ugly-ass teeth. Grandma's Medical marijuana. A gladiator cop. A deadly game of rock-paper-scissors. Bobby from SoA's snowmobile ownage. A Magic City vamp. A chicken-shit doc. A loony old man. One naughty little girl. Going all Lizzie Borden on your friends. Brotherly love. Crixus loses his head, again. Juicing on vamp-roids to save the day. Enjoying a sunrise with the one you love. One of the better vampire films in recent memory.
As I watch this flick from my trusty recliner I'm kinda like that dog asleep at your feet with the air paws thang going on as she chases rabbits in her dream ONLY I'm running, dodging hellaciously fast and hungry vampires, punching, kicking, clawing and decapitating heads of those unruly vamps!
My recliner takes a beating from all my squirming, jerking and jolting and other armchair vampire slayer antics!
It's hard not to love a film about rabidly savage vampires who treat a small remote town in Alaska that just entered 30 days of night as an all you can eat buffet!
As far as action goes those pesky vamps were busier than a whore on nickel night! The overhead view panning over the streets of Barrow was pure movie magic! Capturing the full brunt of the mass carnage as blood spatter decorated the freshly fallen snow!
Now this is a vampire film I can really sink my teeth into!
"When man meets a force he can't destroy, he destroys himself. What a plague you are."
Most vampire films of the last 40 years have the same premise and conclusion, the hero needs to survive the night, needs to hold on for the glimmer of sun light and victory will be achieved. 30 Days of Night takes away the safety net away, in a town without sunlight for 30 days in the small town of Barrow, Alaska.
David Slade interpretation of the graphic novel by the same name, is fantastic, He did some great camera work, like a bird view shot that is really cool and effective, the cinematography by Jo Willems is hunting,…
This is one of my most watched Vampire films. David Slade's 30 Days of Night is a fantastic comic book adaption. It's a rewarding little vampire shocker, set in some great locations, with an effective use of colour and sound that sets a real creepy tone. It's set in Barrow Alaska, the northernmost town in the United States. It's the beginning of 30 days without sunlight and the towns remaining residents are about to be hunted down by a group of rather nasty vampires. The savage, brutal and ultra violent gore in a few scenes really looks extra special against the eerie white snowy backdrop of Barrow. Look out for my favourite scene - the superb aerial flyby of the…
In this one when an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. Josh Hartnett is the sheriff fighting the vampires.....Danny Huston is the leader of the vampires. This one has some intense moments in the movie....but I felt it could have been much more intense. Part of the problem that I had with the movie is the that I did not buy that 30 days were passing as I watched the movie. By the end of the movie....the sun was coming up after 30 days.....yet it seem like only one night passed in the movie.
If it was my movie....I would have had the vampires eating a few citizens…
Most of the time, horror movies like this have very simple premises. This one is no different, but it's more, it's even good. The northernmost (I didn't know that was a word) town in Alaska prepares for 30 days of darkness. Those who can, leave, the less fortunate, they stay. But during this beautiful, temporary final sunset, sheriff Eben is called for some odd cases...
With this as a starting point, combined with a great visual compartment (blood and snow make for nice contrasts) and a thoughtful cinematography (town itself and some impressive atmospherical opening shots), you would expect a score to bite in, unfortunately the experience is slightly hampered by some questionable acting and, in my eyes, as often, being overlong. Why not skip some scenes and condense it into a powerful 90-something minutes?
Still, a story like this, a skilled director, and an approppriate ending make this a delicious meal all the way.
Me acerqué a la peli con un poco de miedo. El cómic de Steve Niles y Ben Templesmith es uno de mis favoritos, y no sabía cómo podían alargar esos treinta días que en el cómic pasan en un suspiro.
Y lo que me encuentro es una peli cojonuda, con una ambientación y unos planos brutales. No puedo creer lo que voy a escribir, pero han conseguido mejorar el cómic. Bravo.
It's like The Thing meets alien vampires! Amazing!
Another rewatch of a film I really didn't care for the first time out. I rather enjoyed it more this time.
Don't get me wrong, some things still bothered me. Foster's creepy man really has such a lame role in the overall story, and Foster playing creeps is beyond played out.
The lead vampire, Houston, always looks like he has downs syndrome, so I still can't take him seriously.
And some of the interactions with the remaining survivors annoyed me yet again. That stupid old man and his even dumber son. Ugh.
But it was very well made, nice gore and a good deal of vampire action.
I think it's Hartnett and George, and their chemistry, that really hold this movie together over it's faults.
A new-age, brilliant vampire movie that never got the acclaim it rightfully deserved.
30 Days of Night is one of the few films I like that I can never understand why other people don't. Though I do prefer other movies like Revolver, Doomsday and Donnie Darko to it, with those I can always understand when people don't see in them what I do. With 30 Days of Night, if you don't have a problem with gore, then you shouldn't have a problem with the film. And yet I have personal friends as well as people I've heard from online who totally dig horror, gore, vampires etc. and yet don't like 30 Days of Night, which confuses me all to Hell,…
Not the best vampire movie. But a cool concept. Going to Alaska brcise thee have 30 days of night.
After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.
Despite having a far-fetched plot this is in comparison a fairly imaginative variation of the genre.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Just a well done movie with great visuals and story. While based off a comic, this movie sets you in the cold, barren wilderness of Alaska. The darkness of this movie in contrast to the snow really brings you into this movie and shows you that there's no hope here.
The vampires are different than what images you are used to and capture the comic quite well.
I also enjoyed the acting.
I'm not sure why this concept was never thought of before. Vampires find an isolated town that's in darkness for a month. No worry of sunlight and no worry of people getting away.
It's too bad the sequel to this movie sucked.
Perhaps it was just my setup or my recording but the sound mix seemed way off on this. From characters hiding and whispering to each other to loud action was too extreme a difference. I found myself fiddling with the volume controls during the film which is distracting.
It has a interesting look though with very muted colours, the exception being red of course. I've not read the comic on which it's based but I presume that's what influenced that choice.
It was enjoyable for the most part, despite various questionable decisions from the characters.
5 WORD REVIEW: JOSH HARTNETT DIDN'T ALWAYS SUCK
Alaskan vampires fucking shit up for 30 straight days. add that together with gratuitous amounts of tractor fu, and bear trap fu. that's a formula that equals me a happy guy.
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