30 Days of Night, 2007 vampire horror film

Before you read this, I’ll submit my honest opinion: 30 Days of Night is among the best vampire horror films of all time. Yes, I was scared shitless reading Stephen King‘s classic vampire tale Salem’s Lot first, and then watching the Salem’s Lot film (miniseries) when it first aired in 1979… but these are jaded times. It takes far more to scare us these days.

And you won’t see any coverage of half-assed non-horror efforts like Twilight here despite my affection for the lovely Kristen Stewart.

30 Days of Night is a thusly fabulous vampire story which does the trick!

30 Days of Night (2007) trailer

30 Days of Night is the story of Barrow, Alaska: a small, extremely isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a full thirty days during the height of every winter due to its northern location. As the last rays of sunlight fade, the town of Barrow is beset by a large, bloodthirsty gang of vampires determined to destroy the town and everyone in it, without leaving so muich as a trace of their existence. Only the on-the-rocks-lover team of Eben and Stella Olesen stand between the survivors and certain destruction.

Director: David Slade
Writer: Steve Niles
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster, Mark Boone Junior…[ full cast on IMDb ]

Hard Candy director David Slade took the helm for this adaptation of Steve Niles‘ terrifying comic book series. In Barrow, Alaska, Alaska, one night can last an eternity. For one full month each and every year, the town of Barrow is plunged into total darkness for thirty days due to its location far north of the Arctic Circle. While the locals have become accustomed to the extended periods of darkness, this time something more sinister is about to emerge from the seeminlgy unending, unforgiving night. As a massive & determined horde of vampires takes control of the small town and begins feasting upon and annihilating the citizenry, local sheriff (Josh Hartnett), his partly estranged wife (Melissa George), and a small but clever band of townfolk will be forced to choose between saving themselves and helping the few remaining members of their tiny but tight-knit community survive the bloody vampire siege.

Original comic creator Steve Niles collaborated with screenwriters Stuart Beattie and Brian Nelson to pen the film, which was produced under Sam Raimi‘s Ghost House Pictures banner.
~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

30 Days of Night is based on a comic series.

Prequel: 30 Days of Night: Blood Trail
Sequel: 30 Days of Night: Dark Days

Resources: 30 Days of Night, 2007 vampire horror film

30 Days of Night – Now Playing (Trailer) – YouTube

30 Days of Night: Very best part – YouTube

30 Days of Night: Vampire attack – YouTube (4:00)

30 Days of Night: Scene #2 – Extended ‘No God’ scene

30 Days of Night (2007): (There is) No God – YouTube

Sequel: 30 Days of Night: Dark Days
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30 Days of Night: Dark Days Trailer – YouTube