30 Days of Night

30 Days of Night

David Slade (2007)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Based on Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's cult graphic novel, this solid shocker from Hard Candy director David Slade offers genuine surprises not seen in an undead movie since the last viscerally modern revamp, Near Dark. The premise here is that the Alaskan town of Barrow spends 30 days each year cut off from the outside world in polar winter darkness, which makes it ideal territory for feral bloodsuckers looking for an uninterrupted buffet of human flesh. After the initial invasion, survivors led by sheriff Josh Hartnett attempt to wait out the interminable month without attracting the attention of the screeching fiends. None of the original comic book's gore is tempered, whether it involves child vampires, grisly decapitation or the blood-crazed feeding frenzies of the super-quick, razor-toothed creatures. It's a variation on the classic siege-by-monsters scenario with snowy landscapes adding to the chill of the slow-building tale and Danny Huston's speaking-in-tongues pack leader grabbing the most attention.



Cast & Crew

Eben Oleson Josh Hartnett
Stella Oleson Melissa George
Marlow Danny Huston
The Stranger Ben Foster
Beau Brower Mark Boone Junior
Jake Oleson Mark Rendall
Denise Amber Sainsbury
Billy Kitka Manu Bennett
Iris Megan Franich
Doug Hertz Joel Tobeck
Director David Slade
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: IconGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 Nov 2007