Had a chance to watch 30 Days of Night on DVD last night and enjoyed it for the most part. It was based on a comic book series written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Ben Templesmith in 2002. The movie script was also written by Niles and was directed by David Slade, who has directed music videos as well as a couple of other movies (Hard Candy and Do Geese See God?).
Here‘s the IMDB link… This is definitely an R rated movie for a reason. Lots of violence, gore, and language. Definitely not for the kiddies.
The movie centers around Sheriff Eben Oleoson (played by Josh Hartnet) and his wife (separated) (played by Melissa George) in the town of Barrow, Alaska. The real Barrow is in darkness for 65 days out of the year due to its remote northern location. But the movie Barrow is only in darkness for 30 days. While it’s in darkness, there appears to be a bad period of storms that keeps the area isolated from outside contact except for phone or internet.
Just as the darkness falls, a stranger comes to town and then the insanity begins…
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