30 Days of Night Reviews
Either way, everything was so damn drawn out. Hide, come out, go here, send somebody there, don't get caught, stay hidden, don't stay hidden. While the vampires who are super duper fast on this film are just terrorizing this town in Alaska, the northern most city in the United States that sees night for 30 straight days at some points in time. Why didn't vampires ever think about going to these type of cities before? They also seemed like they were capable of speaking English, but nobody seemingly gave a shit about doing so. Another thing to note, they either couldn't or refused to masquerade around in human form. Also, their eyes are just pure black and spread all around their pupil.
They have the usual sharp teeth, but it's not a few teeth, it's all the teeth and giant sharp finger nail claws on both hands. Also, they are fairly quiet and barely talk much. It's a different type of vampire film, had a lot of potential but it was just flat out boring and dragged out.
The movie has an amazing setup. Right out of the gate it presents you an environment that feels very much like The Thing, a setting that is severely underdone. It starts building the characters alongside mysterious killings, which has you thinking it's going to be an "infected" movie in an arctic setting. While you are sitting all happy and excited, thinking 'finally we got a spiritual successor to the 28 Days/Weeks' this movie stands up, slaps you across the face and says 'no, it's a vampire movie so sit down and watch an hour of these scary vampires being scary'.