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30 Days Of Night
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Reviewed on 2007-10-19
Received[3.5]  out of 4 stars
GenreHorror / Suspense

Scary is back in the cold deadly way. 30 Days of Night is a brilliant film set in a small Alaskan town. Opening scenes surround the final day of sunlight, as the city prepares for the following thirty days of darkness. While preparing for this the town discovers some troubling news. They come across many of the towns stolen cell phones burnt, several sled dogs killed and when the town’s power is cut the concerns begin to grow. Finally Eben (Josh Hartnett) discovers the first victim, or at least part of him. The mystery now revolves around whom or rather what is targeting the people in this small town.

30-days-of-night Eben, the local sheriff, decides the next best step is to tell all the locals to remain in their homes until further notice. It is not long until the unidentified attackers reveal themselves. They are blood thirsty and they have found their prey. Setting their sites on this small town, they begin to ravage everything and everyone. Managing to survive are a select few including Eben and his significant other, Stella (Melissa George). After discovering the killers are actually vampires, Stella and Eben begin to work together to protect the remaining survivors and reach safety for the next thirty days of darkness. Question is can they survive in complete darkness without turning on each other?

This horror film contained all the necessary ingredients for a classic fright. Intense chase sequences with preceding ominous music and humor that was precisely placed. Josh Hartnett’s performance was believable and he made you feel the emotions he was going though. I loved the direction of the film and the contrasting colors were radiant. The bright red colored blood in the white snow just intensified every scene. There were no over the top, jump out and scare you scenes. This was a pleasant surprise compared most recent horror films. I loved the overhead shots of this small town showing all the chaos. The vampires gave me chills from there realistic looks and hissing. One of the better horror films for today’s generation. If you want some Halloween thrills check out this film, and appreciate that when you leave, you will at least be getting some sunlight sometime soon.

Review By: Jolene Mendez


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