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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…
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.
Can one of the best decapitations ever save an otherwise fairly standard yet well made horror film?
Who am I kidding?
Of course it can!
um bom filme de vampiros. divertido. cumpre a que foi proposto.
Solid vampire flick, with the vampires thankfully being nasty, merciless beasts. It scores points for not wasting our time with explanations, and whilst 110 minutes is long for this kind of movie, it fills its time well and doesn't overstay its welcome.
30 Days of Night is technically competent and has some impacting violence and gore, but does not do remarkably well at generating a consistent sense of dread, which is what would have been needed to make the best of the premise: small Alaskan town is going through its yearly 30-day polar night when a group of gruesome vampires decides to infest it. It's up to sheriff Josh Hartnett to lead a small group of survivors as they endure 30 days of hiding. Unfortunately, much of the hiding is dull, making this less entertaining than it promises.
I don't think that the change from normal day to day without sun is as harsh as depicted in this movie, but it works really well when you're talking about vampires.
Apart for the ending and how the time passes, the script is really solid, the vampires are really cool, and there are some amazing scenes
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Nein, eher nicht. Der war nix für mich. Der Film war auf eine eher langweilige Art dahererzählt, dem konnte ich nicht so viel abgewinnen. Zu flach war er vielleicht auch, der Film. Da aber meist etwas passiert, ist der Film doch leidlich unterhaltsam.
(Da ich befürchtete, im Oktober keine dreizehn Film für den Horrorctober zu schaffen, habe ich im September bereits einen kleinen Horrorctober praecox eingelegt. Dieser war der dritte von fünf Horrorctober praecox-Filmen.)
A seriously scary depiction of vampires. Having the story set in a location plagued with constant darkness for 30 days creates the best environment for a horror movie. It's really nicely done with the right amounts of gore and cringe-worthy attacks. A great vampire movie for those who like the genre.
Fun horror movie with cool vampires and a great setting. No more no less.
30 Days of Night just became my second favourite vampire flick (behind Let the Right One In), one of my favourite horrors, and cemented Josh Hartnett as one of about 5 dudes I'd turn gay for (behind Gosling of course).
It's brutal, unforgiving, and terrifying in its isolated game of hide-and-seek. And it's just a damn good time in my opinion. Josh Hartnett isn't going to be the next big thing, and his character isn't overly dynamic, but he carries the film well enough and is extremely likable. I'd like to see him in more things, and see what he could achieve under the right director.
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Isolation is one of the scariest and most effective horror movie tropes, in my opinion. So, 30 Days of Night, set in a remote Alaskan town that experiences 30 days of uninterrupted darkness each year, naturally piqued my interest. And the movie does make good use of its eerie setting and manages to explore some of the ways that isolation can mess with people. However, unfortunately the far more conventional horror movie built around this initial premise isn't nearly as interesting.
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