We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
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.
"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…
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!
That's one hell of an underrated movie!
I'm a big fan of the creators of the comic book, Steve Niles (writer) and Ben Templesmith (Artist), actually I met Ben in a comic book convention, and he draw to me one vampire like one of those in the comics, saying my name, pretty cool stuff. As any good fan, not only of the artists but of the comic itself, I've read it before watching the movie, so I was really excited. Despite of some changes around the end, it is pretty close to the original. First of all, it's undeniable that 30 Days of Night have one of the most interesting premises on vampire stories in a long…
Ever seen a head chopped off as if it were a tree that had fucked the lumberjack's mother?
WELL NOW YOU CAN!
Man, this had some real potential. I mean, this could have been in the makings of a great horror flick. Ultimately, it falls flat on it's ass and ends up as one of the few horror films that had unrealized potentials. I mean, the concept is pretty awesome. Vampires roaming an Alaskan town for 30 days of no rules. That would have been a masterpiece in the hands of a greater director/screenwriter. Give it to someone like the director of Ringu (Not the Gore Verbinski remake) and we would be talking some of the creepiest shit ever. Unfortunately, while there are pretty cool moments, it doesn't mask the cliched script, cardboard characters, and pretty weak performances. I really wanted to…
Hadnt seen this in a while. I really dig the flick. The only thing kind of keeping it back for me is the editing. Its sometimes all over the place and I think the movie fails at making it seem like 30 days have passed. It all seems like it all takes place over one night. Except for Hartnett's beard. Still though its a cool flick with some great gore.
As comicbook adaption goes, this one is pretty damn good. There is a lot of grue and gore, the sets and the atmosphere excellent though a tad artificial feeling. I do hate that stupid klicking language they came up with for the vampires, sounds just so silly. Imagine if they just had been totally silent. That would have been something.
30 Days of Night takes place in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost US city. Barrow experiences a polar night in which there is no sunlight for a month. The city is very much isolated, the next town is 300 miles away, so when vampires decide to munch on the denizens of Barrow there isn't much they can do to stop it, but don't tell that to Josh Hartnett.
The film has some good ideas and some moments of brilliance but is ultimately brought down by a bunch of movie cliches we've all seen before. Let's forget for a moment how the vampires can travel to the middle of nowhere when they can't be in the sun. Let's also forget that these…
Thought this was fitting to watch as we have our February snow store , up to 6 inches now and it's snowing again !
As far as crappy vampire films go, 30 Days of Night isn't exactly the crappiest, but it's still pretty fucking crap.
The acting is alright but the whole thing is just dull and stretched out. And the ending holy shit. The film had a few plot holes to say the least.
If you've got nothing going on or you have a few friends over to watch some horror films, it's got it's fair share of jump scares so I wouldn't discourage people from watching it, it's just nothing special as far as vampire films go.
It's the film's bleak and striking look that gives its port settlement setting such atmosphere, such an all-consuming limitation that makes it feel so cut off from the rest of America. Would anyone here in Cincinnati find it plausible that vampires could take the town over? Surely somehow they could be overpowered. Not in this town, which is given a spotlit weakness amidst troublingly realistic special effects and the insulated small-town dynamics in this freshly directed film.
Over the years I’ve developed a fascination for vampires and stories about vampires. It started when I first saw Bela Lugosi on screen and continued with the Anne Rice novels. I agreed to watch this one at the suggestion of a friend who also was a vampire fan. But instead of getting Fright Night (an underrated film), Underworld or even Bram Stoker’s Dracula (yes, I know that people didn’t like it) I got Queen of the Damned. I felt all thirty days of this unstylish vampire gorefest. I couldn’t wait to get out of it. But I was trapped with no way out. I was going to have to see it through.
Josh Hartnett stars as Eben Olesonof, a small…
Could have been so much better, ultimately wrecked by a terrible wooden leading male. That said, I still found myself sucked in again, so it can't be all bad.
- Whistle and I'll Come to You
- The Woman in Black
- The House of the Laughing Windows
- Who Can Kill a Child?
- Leon: The Professional
- Blue Velvet
- The Shining
- Sexy Beast
Films with performances that are absolutely mental. To the point where you doubt the actual sanity of the performer in…
- The Thing
- Blood Tracks
Horror films which take place in winter/snow/cold.
Suggestions are always welcomed.