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After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

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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. Written by Risin' Outlaw

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Welcome to Barrow (Alaska), Inhabitants: (scratched number 588') 15 See more »

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Rated R for strong horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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19 October 2007 (USA)  »

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30 días de noche  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,951,902 (USA) (19 October 2007)

Gross:

$39,568,996 (USA) (22 November 2007)
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The little girl vampire has arm tattoos that are visible for a few frames. The stick figure-like tattoo on her right arm is the logo of German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten. See more »

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The setting is in Northern Alaska but every building structure seems to be outfitted with single-pane glass. See more »

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The colors in the opening Columbia Pictures logo quickly fade, leaving only blues and grays. See more »

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Dark, moody, stylish..IGNORE the haters
14 November 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I didn't think i could get exited by watching a vampire movie ever again. All the greats have made fine use of the mythology, Francis Ford Coppola, Neil Jordan, Steven Norrington, Guillermo Del Toro and lets not forget one of the greatest F. W. Murnau.

30 Day of Night, is a delightfully nasty horror, which has once again has wet my appetite to see those whom are fanged back on celluloid. These vampire's are just scary, no sexual innuendo, they are just plain beasts.

The films Comic book origins are quite evident through the film, one of its main draw cards is that it looks beautiful, the cinematography is fabulous, the punchy electro rock score used is effectively scarce during the film, silence is the films most potent suspense weapon.

The Cast is great, Josh Hartnet Putting probably the best performance of his career, but it's Ben Foster who really steals the show, I've never seen a actor possessed by their own character to that extent since Anthony Hopkins and Lector. Mellisa George is perfectly fine, i wasn't blown away, but Danny Huston was superbly Menacing, his presence in the film was foreboding.

Now to the films few flaws, the amazing build up, that incorporated the mystery of what exactly was going on in the town was swiftly ripped away by full on carnage, this was a little distracting, but soon the suspense returned.

I have to recommend this film, i don't really understand why people arn't liking the film. It's very old fashioned in its approach, most probably why it is so brilliant. give it a go.

Recommendation: If you call yourself a horror fan, you really shouldn't dislike it


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