Thursday, October 28, 2010

30 Days Of Night (2007)

3 / 5 Oct '10
Tagline: They're Coming!
Directed by: David Slade
Written by: Steve Niles
Actors include: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston
Genre:  Horror
Length: 113 minutes
Banned: Nope

Well, conceptually this is an interesting take on vampires, the idea is that in Alaska they have a month (or 30 days of night) of darkness. The group of people who decide to remain behind and to not go on vacation are in for a real nightmare. See vampires have chosen to hide out in their little town because of it's darkness they have an all you can eat buffet. Now it's based upon a comic book that I've never heard of or read but I can't help but think that is the reason for the stupidly speedy vampires (it's laughable). The other issue I have is that the CGI adjusted vampire faces look positively silly, it's like they are dueling with video game characters instead of vampires. If they hadn't done those things it could have actually been a really good movie I think. Keeping them mainly in the shadows was wise (because of the awful effects), and having them mutter their own dialogue was creative, I'll give them that. It is bloody, it does have excitement, and it does go on a little longer than it should have but it is mostly enjoyable.

Availability:  On DVD & Blu-Ray

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