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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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To most people, there seems to be 1 bald vampire, which is Arvin, but on the scene where Marlow is telling his group to destroy everything and give them nothing to suspect, there's another bald vampire in front of Marlow as he stands up, in which he appears to be Asian, and have a mysterious tattoo on the right side of his head. You can tell them apart by the outfit, Arvin having a flannel shirt/jeans, the other one having a suit on. See more »

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Very unique take on an old legend
14 November 2007 | by MovieWiz66See all my reviews

I am typically not a great fan of vampire films. However,this movie is a new take on an old legend. The setting is fantastic and what could be more scary than 30 days of endless night when you are besieged by vampires. These are not your fathers vampires,nothing seductive or even campy about these guys. They are what the vampire was originally supposed to have been..SCARY! I think of all setting..an arctic or Alaskan frozen,isolated area is a great stage for horror and suspense. Movies like Howard Hawks "The Thing from Another World" and its 1982 sequel "The Thing" use the same setting with admirable results. Even the underrated Stephen King mini-series "Storm of the Century" uses the same cold,barren and isolated setting to create tension,despair and hopelessness. The acting is average,if not slightly above,and the mood and lighting are very good. All in all a movie that made you crave a little more when it ended..and that is what all movies strive for. Although it could have had a few improvements and should have provided a little more background for the story(things sort of just go to hell all at once),it is most definitely a film worth a couple hours of your time.


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