"30 DAYS OF NIGHT: BLOOD TRAILS" is based on the New Orleans storyline from the original graphic novel by Steve Niles "30 DAYS OF NIGHT." BLOOD TRAILS follows George, a young addict who ... See full summary »
"30 DAYS OF NIGHT: BLOOD TRAILS" is based on the New Orleans storyline from the original graphic novel by Steve Niles "30 DAYS OF NIGHT." BLOOD TRAILS follows George, a young addict who makes a living seeking covert information for Judith, the weary but wise New Orleans vampire hunter. Ready for change, George plans to score one final job so he can leave town, but finds the road to salvation quickly crumbling when his contacts start turning up dead. Now George must dodge vampires while navigating the harsh underbelly of New Orleans to get his last payday and make it out alive. Written by
Story revolves around this dude who seems to be some type of secret information delivery boy. Well, sh!t hits the fan and he finds out this secret information concerns the secret life of vampires. And the Vampires want him and everyone who concerns him "ka-put". Or something like that.
Basically this lil preview/short film was a way to entice people for the upcoming series. And what's the best way to do that? To be just as bloody as the movie. And I do have to admit, it was pretty damn violent. And there was, I think, a boob shot or two. Ya can't beat boobs and blood.
But where the movie succeeds in violence, it pretty much falls flat in everything else. Honestly I was pretty bored by this lil short. If there wasn't any violence on screen (thankfully there was a lot), I was just kinda nit-picking at everything else. The acting, the casting, the writing it's all damn mediocre. One thing I seriously dislike in flicks these days is awful casting, which basically is just a bunch of pretty faces given the green light. Which was almost the case with this. Thank God for the fat nerd computer guy....hahaa.
But the biggest problem lies with the direction and editing. Now that was not up to snuff. The editing especially was this ultra fast stuff that's just a cheap way to entice scares. Scares by cheap editing is the norm these days, and it drives me crazy, but it seems most people are fine with it.
This flick was alright only because of the high amount of gore. But besides that, it was plagued by a number of problemos. But I'm sure it'll have a bigger following than the Blade series. And hey, if it keeps up the boobs and blood ratio, I think I may watch the series as well.
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