Tuesday, February 26, 2008

30 Days of Night

I had to do it. It's new release Tuesday and I just had to go out and get 30 Days of Night on dvd.

Based on the graphic novel by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, 30 Days of Night is about a small town in Alaska that is overrun by vampires during their one month of darkness. A few survivors manage to evade capture and try to hold out until the month is over and the sun will finally return.  What follows is a great survival flick with a supernatural twist. 

It's an interesting concept, one that makes me kind of want to read the graphic novels. If, like me, that's not your thing, there are various novelizations of the story including what follows the events that take place in the movie. 

For a vampire picture, this is one of the better ones to come out recently. Having not read the books just yet, I can't tell you if there is more backstory regarding the vamps themselves, but I hope so. There's certainly enough violence, gore, and surprises around the corner to make this a pretty darn good horror movie. If you pay close attention, you'll notice that, yes, that is Ben Foster playing the creepy stranger who precedes the vamps' arrival.

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