The flick forced me to remove Alaska from the list of countries am planning to visit. Not because of fear of having to fight with bloodthirsty vampires but because of the extreme “snowing.”
For nearly two hours, I felt the cold Alaska weather and would like to debate the 30 days as too long a time to survive such horrible situation. Just like in all horror flicks, only a handful townfolks will survive, of course led by a somehow handsome lead actor. This lead actor, played by Josh Harnett who looked even more worried every second than handsome, should have a love interest by the name of Stella, his estranged wife. As expected, the bizarre situation will lead these at odds couple rekindle the love while jointly transporting the survivors to a so called safe place.
Unlike some horror movies though, 30 days of night have vampires speaking in a strange dialect. And the only way of killing them is axing their heads and of course, the power of direct sunlight. Gunshots all the more will ignite them.
Despite everything, 30 days of night is a gasp! The black confetti effect though is, in some way, funny.
The flick left me wonder. Is there indeed an Alaskan town where the sun does not rise for 30 days in a year and more so is plagued by vampires? Have to google that asap.
** 31 may 2008