30 Days of Night (2007)
After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.
Very unique take on an old legend
I am typically not a great fan of vampire films. However,this movie is
a new take on an old legend. The setting is fantastic and what could be
more scary than 30 days of endless night when you are besieged by
vampires. These are not your fathers vampires,nothing seductive or even
campy about these guys. They are what the vampire was originally
supposed to have been..SCARY! I think of all setting..an arctic or
Alaskan frozen,isolated area is a great stage for horror and suspense.
Movies like Howard Hawks "The Thing from Another World" and its 1982
sequel "The Thing" use the same setting with admirable results. Even
the underrated Stephen King mini-series "Storm of the Century" uses the
same cold,barren and isolated setting to create tension,despair and
hopelessness. The acting is average,if not slightly above,and the mood
and lighting are very good. All in all a movie that made you crave a
little more when it ended..and that is what all movies strive for.
Although it could have had a few improvements and should have provided
a little more background for the story(things sort of just go to hell
all at once),it is most definitely a film worth a couple hours of your
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