In recent years there have been tons of comic books and graphic novels adapted into movies with varying success. For the most part they are a goldmine that
will continue to tap way past their usefulness. 30 Days of Night is a graphic novel by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith that gives an interesting new spin to the overly used vampire genre. Taking place in Barrow Hollywood , one of the most northern cities in the world, every winter the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon for 30 days. A perfect place for a clan of blood thirsty vampires to set up camp. Alaska
30 Days of Night was released in the fall of 2007 and directed by David Slade, who also directed one of the Twilight movies and the brilliant Hard Candy that I previously reviewed on this blog. 30 Days stars
After a bloody feeding frenzy wipes out most of the towns remaining people, Eben and Stella help protect a small group of survivors. This truly is an R rated horror film and not one of those kid friendly PG-13 flicks. The blood and gore is top notch and flows freely to satisfy your most hardcore fan. I have two wonderful words for you “Neck Chop” and there are a few of them. The acting is actually pretty good and the pacing is perfect. The ending is kind of a head scratcher, but with the poor quality of horror movies being released these days I’m willing to let it go. Last year a direct to DVD sequel was released called 30 Days of Night: Dark Days featuring all new characters and a recast version of Stella. It’s a cheap and pointless piece of trash. Enough said. Although the original movie is definitely worth a buy!