30 Days of Night Review
Written by: The Epitome of Fear
Barrow, Alaska is an arctic desert that reamins in total darkness for 30 days each year. Before the 30 days of night begin many of it's residents opt to leave for more accomidating conditions. About half the population stay on to keep the town running. These few are virtually isolated from human contact for those 30 days. White outs make traveling nonexsistent. For most people Barrow would seem desolate and barren but for a ravenous group of ancient vampires Barrow is a human buffett.
I was especially impressed with the vampires in this movie. They spoke their own creepy language. They looked like a mix between the modern day vamipre and Nosferatu. And they are ruthless.
Josh Hartnett was actually great in this movie. He pulled off the hero sheriff character of Eben Olsen very well. Ben Foster was totally creepy as The Stranger. The actors made you feel the sense of desperation and dread they felt.
For an arctic desert the scenery was quiet peaceful and surreal. And the music and sound effects were well done. David Slade has created another classic.
This is a must see film for any horror or vampire fan.