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30 Days of Night (2007)

R | | Horror | 19 October 2007 (USA)
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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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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 Risin' Outlaw

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Welcome to Barrow (Alaska), Inhabitants: (scratched number 588') 15 See more »

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

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19 October 2007 (USA)  »

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30 días de noche  »

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Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,951,902 (USA) (19 October 2007)

Gross:

$39,568,996 (USA) (22 November 2007)
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In Australia, the film was initially classified R18+ - a restricted rating. Icon Films decided to appeal the decision and won. The released film was classified MA15+, allowing a wider audience to see the film. However, posters were printed with the R18+ rating. Icon quickly had MA15+ stickers dispatched to cover over the rating. See more »

Goofs

Everyone is eager to get the "last flight out" before the airport closes down for 30 days. The airport may close for occasional storms, but it never shuts down for 30 days. Alaska Airlines flies to Barrow at least once a day all year. See more »

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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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Spin-off 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust (2008) See more »

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This is a good vampire horror! Yes, we can!
19 December 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The movie is not a complete masterpiece, but it is damn close. It features cool vampires attacking an isolated town, people fighting for their lives, scenes with actual emotional impact and lots of blood. Oh, and Melissa George!

Somehow I have missed this movie when it appeared so I watched it back to back with the sequel that appeared in 2010. Man, were they completely different! If this film made me immediately jump to the computer and start the sequel to see how it continues, the other made me watch it in fast-forward.

The film gets a little of that Swedish movie Låt den rätte komma: the vampires are human-like, but not human; they are strong and fast and deadly; they do not glitter, wear fashionable clothing or have other interests than drinking your blood. In a sense it is similar to Near Dark as well.

Bottom line: There are holes in the plot and it doesn't really try to create a vampire mythos at all. But that is a good thing, as it adds to the gritty, visceral feel of the movie. It is the proof that vampire movies can be good! Therefore my recommendation is that you should not miss this film, but definitely avoid the Uwe-Boll-like sequel from 2010.


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