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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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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

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

According to the DVD commentary, Josh Hartnett was sick with mono for two weeks of filming. During that period, he had to fly to Venice, London, New York, and Los Angeles for premiers of The Black Dahlia (2006). See more »

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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 »

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[first lines]
Sheriff Eben Oleson: Strange.
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30 Days Of Night A Decent Horror Thriller
18 May 2009 | by tburke85See all my reviews

30 Days Of Night is a decent horror thriller with an interesting premise. The whole cast do an admirable job in their roles including Josh Hartnett as Sheriff Eben Olsen, Melissa George as his wife Stella Olsen, Danny Huston as the ruthless vampire leader Marlow, and Ben Foster in a small role as a mysterious stranger. Hartnett and George do a good job as the leads of the film desperately trying to survive the onslaught unleashed by bloodthirsty vampires in an Alaskan town where there are thirty days of night. A perfect place for these kind of creatures if they could ever exist anyway. Huston makes for a menacing Marlow. His role couldn't been bigger considering Huston doesn't show up as Marlow for a while and he doesn't have that much dialogue either. But Huston makes the best of the role he does have as the sadistic vampire leader. The same can go for Foster whose especially creepy as The Stranger but unfortunately his part in the movie is cut short. From the action which is pretty much non-stop, to the suspense and horror, 30 Days Of Night is an above average vampire movie with just enough bite, blood, and suspense that does have some flaws but the movie over all is an entertaining horror thriller. If you're a fan of these sort of films then I'm sure you'll enjoy this one as well.


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