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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 »


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

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Entertainment

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:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,951,902, 21 October 2007

Gross USA:

$39,569,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,505,977
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The vampires speak a completely original language. It was created for the film with the help of a linguistics professor at a New Zealand university. See more »

Goofs

In the diner, Lucy tells the stranger that no alcohol is allowed during the 30 day break. Barrow is a "damp" town all year; alcohol sales are not legal, but consumption and import are. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sheriff Eben Oleson: Strange.
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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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Referenced in 31 Days of Horror: 30 Days of Night (2007) (2019) See more »

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A Boosting Addition to the Genre
21 November 2007 | by billion_mucksSee all my reviews

I am not a stainless fan of vampire movies, I just enjoy them when casually seeing one. I put them in the same bag that zombie flicks, so I have faith in the genre. This movie treats the story of a survivor group running away from a crew of Vampires, summoned in the darkness of an inevitable night. This optic more likely belongs to a class A Zombie, where they always run from their chasers, so expect changes.

"30 days of night" follows an interesting premise, with a new perspective, that moved me to see it. In an isolated town in Alaska, which it summons into a month of darkness, inhabitants will have to fight with a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. The movie doubles your breathing rate, grips you to the seat and prepares you for the gore spectacle with previous innuendos: a music that is both eerie and attractive, like a northern wind blowing. The constant snow falling gives a ghostly appearance to the show, the dampened and subdued lights form the perfect stage for the action to develop and an appropriate, narrow fast editing. Thanks to the brutal make up and great acting, the Vampires look soul-less and real monsters, that are not moved by a logic, nor softened as Anne's Rice; but into their brutal needs of feeding like a hound of animals.

Always with your blood frozen and your hairs paralyzed, the movie just keeps you guessing when you are going to get a big sudden scare. There is an extensive make up work (basic for movies like these), that make vampires scary and impervious, frightening with the way they walk, move and gesture. Would I mind having one of them at home.

Remind you of the gruesome parts, where skin is torn down like play-doll, the fans and new experience seekers will be satisfied. There is a mild character development, where we only ground for few of them.

"30 days of night" doesn't include a major budget. Expect what the poster and trailer promises. Tension, great action development, entertainment and:

-Oh yes, there will be blood.


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