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30 Days of Night (2007)

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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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David Slade

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Steve Niles (screenplay), Stuart Beattie (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hartnett ... Eben Oleson
Melissa George ... Stella Oleson
Danny Huston ... Marlow
Ben Foster ... The Stranger
Mark Boone Junior ... Beau Brower
Mark Rendall ... Jake Oleson
Amber Sainsbury ... Denise
Manu Bennett ... Billy Kitka
Megan Franich ... Iris
Joel Tobeck ... Doug Hertz
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Lucy Ikos
Nathaniel Lees ... Carter Davies
Craig Hall ... Wilson Bulosan
Chic Littlewood Chic Littlewood ... Isaac Bulosan
Peter Feeney ... John Riis
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Storyline

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 ahmetkozan

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They're Coming! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

30 días de noche See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,951,902, 21 October 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,568,996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,276,156
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in New Zealand. Nearly half of the cast is Kiwi or Australian. See more »

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Most indoor and street scenes are well-lit, despite having no sunlight or electricity. Even if the buildings had their own generators, which doesn't explain the streets, the characters were trying to avoid detection that lights would certainly bring. See more »

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Sheriff Eben Oleson: Strange.
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Amazingly Restrained Intelligent Horror
20 September 2015 | by johnwiltshireauthorSee all my reviews

What are the ingredients of good horror? A small, contained location and group of people. A situation that forces and magnifies events. A terrifying protagonist. Characters you care about. Authenticity. This movie has all of this in spades. The location is a tiny settlement in the Arctic Circle the day the sun disappears for 30 days during the polar winter. During these 30 days nothing comes in or out of the town. You miss the last plane out? You're staying. The protagonists are vampires, but, trust me, these guys don't do glitter. They are demonic and truly evil, and yet they have emotional depth as well. The characters in the movie are realistic--hard people shaped by their environment--and I wanted them to all pull through. Besides all this you have amazing authenticity to the location. The exterior shooting in the endless darkness is incredible. The sense of claustrophobia and fear that builds up will leave you breathless. Don't worry if you don't get what's happening for a while. It's designed to be like that, as though you are part of this thing that is happening. There are no spoilers in real life, and the characters have no idea what's about to hit them as minor, but horrible, occurrences start to build into a pattern. Just watch from the first enigmatic frame to the last and enjoy.


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