Thursday, October 15, 2009

30 Days of Night

The Elder Son and I were the only ones home tonight, and he suggested watching a horror movie. He presented 5 possibilities, I narrowed it down to 2, and he picked 30 Days of Night, a 2007 vampire movie. David Slade is the director, and Josh Hartnett and Melissa George star. I liked this, though it's not the vision that comes to mind when I hear the word "vampire". These vampires are so messy and wasteful with their food. I'd like to read the graphic novel on which this film is based.

trailer:


Roger Ebert says, "If you are a horror fan, you will love it". The New York Times says, "But the performers have little to do besides spill and drink blood in this tedious, inconsequential B picture. The sun doesn’t rise nearly fast enough." Moria has a mixed review. 1000 Misspent Hours says,
Especially in comparison to the current crop of vampire movies, 30 Days of Night is a great deal more aggressive than the majority of what we’ve seen lately,
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It is as unashamedly gruesome and violent as any post-Dawn of the Dead zombie movie, and treats its heroes just as harshly.
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It also could justly have been promoted with the tagline, “Vampires— they’re not just for goth girls anymore!” These vampires are animalistic monsters in the finest antique tradition
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They’re not pretty, not sexy, not tragic or romantic or sensitive or any of those other annoying things that vampires have tended to be since people unaccountably decided it was a good idea to emulate Anne Rice...

4 comments:

  1. I saw 39 days and enjoyed it but much of it was to visually dark to see what was going on. Of course maybe that's for the best.

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  2. I've been thinking about seeing this movie. I've heard very good things about the graphic novel.

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  3. Hi,Yes 30 Days of Night is a horror movie based on the comic book miniseries of the same name. The film is directed by David Slade and stars Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, and Danny Huston. Josh Hartnett is my favorite actor and I watched this movie because of him. In fact, I loved to Watch 30 Days of Night Movie again and again.

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  4. Thanks for the link to watch the film online, but it says it "has been blocked" in my region. Sin City is the only other of Hartnett's films I've seen.

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