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30 Days of Night (2007)

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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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David Slade

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Steve Niles (screenplay), Stuart Beattie (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hartnett ... Eben Oleson
Melissa George ... Stella Oleson
Danny Huston ... Marlow
Ben Foster ... The Stranger
Mark Boone Junior ... Beau Brower
Mark Rendall ... Jake Oleson
Amber Sainsbury ... Denise
Manu Bennett ... Billy Kitka
Megan Franich ... Iris
Joel Tobeck ... Doug Hertz
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Lucy Ikos
Nathaniel Lees ... Carter Davies
Craig Hall ... Wilson Bulosan
Chic Littlewood Chic Littlewood ... Isaac Bulosan
Peter Feeney ... John Riis
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Storyline

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 ahmetkozan

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

30 días de noche See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,951,902, 21 October 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,568,996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,276,156
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2.35 : 1
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The snow used in the film was actual snow. See more »

Goofs

The oil would not have ignited from a single match because the oil was below it's flash point. The match would be put out by the oil. See more »

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Sheriff Eben Oleson: Strange.
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Humorous to the Desensitized
17 October 2007 | by intruderz_See all my reviews

This movie centers around senseless violence with little character attachment, which means if you've seen any horror movies in the last two decades is not very new.

BUT This movie was interesting for three main reasons.

1) The violence is excessive, funny, and usually the best parts of the movie (in that Bruce Cambell kind of way).

2) There's no boring/forced emotional moments like 90% of Hollywood movies. It avoided cliché by seeming like its about to have this big emotional and moral moment after someone gets killed or the main characters bad relationship gets brought up. But then it cuts right back to the horror and violence. Right then, you could hear the audience let out a sigh, clearly bored of THAT formula.

3) The settings and premise. The town looks great and being completely cut off from the world with 30 days of no sunshine adds a great atmosphere and tension.

As for the actors, its the standard Hollywood mix. I found Josh to be decent (nothing special) and his ex-girlfriend was annoying and unattractive.

Besides that the movie has the standard mindless filler actors who do the really obvious stupid ideas like yelling in the streets.

To get right to the point, you'll get a good laugh and it's above average for its genre. Would I pay to see it again? Probably not but I'm happy I got free tickets to see a private screening.


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