30 DAYS OF NIGHT STARS JOSH HATNETT, WHO HAS STARRED IN MANY FILMS,BUT IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS WORK IN  BLACK HAWK DOWN,LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN AND THE FACULTY.BACKED BY A WHOLE ARRAY OF UP AND COMERS SUCH THE GORGEOUS AND TALENTED MELISSA GEORGE.WHO WILL BY BEST KNOWN IN HER ROLL AS ANGEL FROM HOME AND AWAY AND ROSS AND RACHELS HOT LESBIAN NANNY IN FRIENDS AND CO-STAR TO RYAN REYNOLDS IN THE AMITYVILLE HORROR REMAKE.ALSO CO-SARRING IN THIS MOVIE ARE BEN FOSTER FROM 3.10 TO YUMA AND DANNY HUSTON WHO HAS WON BEST SUPPORING ACTOR IN THE CONSTANT GARDENER.AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST MARK BOONE JUNIOR WHO WILL MOST KNOWN FOR HIS ROLL AS BURT IN MEMENTO.THIS FILM IS DIRECTED BY TWO TIME AWARD WINNER FOR BEST FILM(HARD CANDY)DAVID SLADE,WHO DIRECTED MUSIC VIDEOS FOR THE LIKES OF APEX TWIN.

EBEN (HARTNETT) AND STELLA (GEORGE) OLSEN ARE THE BROKEN UP COUPLE AND ALSO THE TWO SHERIFFS OF A SMALL ISOLATED TOWN SET IN ALASKA.WHICH FOR 30 DAYS A YEAR IS PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS. THIS TIME  HOWEVER ON THE LAST DAY OF LIGHT,STRANGE EVENTS OCCUR,SUCH AS DOGS AND PEOPLE BEING KILLED.DURING THE INVESTIGATION BY SHERIFF OLSEN,A STRANGE UNKNOWN MAN(BEN FOSTER)ENTERS THE TOWN,AND AFTER DAUSING A STIR IN THE LOCAL CAFE,IS THROWN INTO JAIL AND ACCUSED OF THE EARLIER EVENTS.THE STRANGER BEGINS WARNING THE PEOPLE OF A GROUP HEADING THEIR WAY TO BREAK HIM OUT AND KILL EVERYONE IN TOWN.AFTER DISCUSSION AND BEING FREAKED OUT,THE TWO SHERIFFS GO OFF TO TRY AND FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON.BUT SHORTLY ARE THEMSELVES ATTACKED BY SOMETHING AND SOON THE TOWN IS OVERUN BY AN UNKNOWN TERROR.THE GROUP, AFTER KILLING MANY OF THE PEOPLE DRAW NEARER TO THE ONES WHO HAVE HIDDEN AWAY,FRIGHTENED AND  REALISING THEY ARE NOT DEALING WITH HUMANS BUT SOMETHING ELSE.AND MUST NOW DO WHAT EVER IT TAKES IN ORDER TO SURVIVE THROUGH THE LAST NIGHT OF DARKNESS AND TO THE LIGHT OF THE NEXT DAY.

FOR ME THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST VAMPIRE FILMS AROUND FOR A WHILE.WITH ITS UNIQUE BLEND OF MANY CLASSIC HORRORS ROLLED INTO ONE SUCH AS THE THING,SHINING AND INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE.WITH A SET GIVING YOU THE SENSE OF ISOLATION AND THAT THERE IS NOBODY AROUND FOR MILES TO HELP,WHICH MOST PEOPLE FEAR.NOT THAT ANYBODY COULD IN THIS CASE.AND ALWAYS THINKING AT ANY MOMENT YOUR NUMBERS UP.THIS COMBINED WITH DEVILISHLY EERIE MUSIC FOR THE BACKGROUND,SIMILIAR TO THAT USED IN TVS LOST GIVE THIS MOVIE THE RIGHT SETTING OF MOOD AND FEAR FROM START TO FINISH.I ALSO ENJOYED THE FACT THAT THE EFFECTS USED TO CREATE THE VAMPIRES LOOK AND STYLE WERE KEPT SIMPLE  BUT VERY EFFECTIVE. WITH MAKEUP USED TO CREATE THE  PALE FACES AND BLACK LIFELESS EYES BUT STILL LEFT WITH AN ALMOST HUMAN FEEL.WHICH FOR ME ADDED TO THE HORROR ASPECT.IN TODAYS WORLD ESPECIALLY WITH THE LEVEL OF CGI AVAILABLE  IF DONE CORRECT AND THIS WAS IS A MASSIVE BONUS.AS FAR AS I AM AWARE CGI WAS ONLY USED FOR THE END.

 DIRECTOR DAVID SLADE AND  PRODUCER SAM RAIMI OF THE GRUDGE FAME HAVE CREATED A ROLLER COASTER OF A MOVIE BLENDED WITH HORROR AND ACTION.THIS MOVIE ALSO STARS MANY ACTORS,WHO TO BE PERFCTLY HONEST I HAD NEVER HEARD OF.WHICH CAN AND INDDED IN THIS CASE PROVE MOST EFFECTIVE.IN SAYING THIS I MAINLY FOUND MYSELF  DRAWN FROM THE START BY BEN FOSTER AS THE STRANGER SCARING THE LOCAL PEOPLE OF NEARBY DANGER BY’DO YOU FEEL THAT?THAT COLD AIN’T THE WEATHER,THATS DEATH APPROACHING’AND ALSO BY DANNY HUSTON THE HEAD VAMPIRE,WITH HIS SCENES OF FOREIGN VAMPIRE LANGUAGE AND HIS MENACING GLARES.THE TWO MAIN LEADS HARTNETT AND GEORGE I FOUND TO BE VERY BELIEVABLE AS THE COUPLE,NOT THAT THERE WAS REALLY ANY LOVE STORY LINE INVOLVED.WHICH IN THE PAST HAS PROVEN TO RUIN FILMS.AND MARK BOONE JUNIOR HAD HIS CHARACTER BUILD UP AND  GIVEN ONE OF THE BEST ACTION SEQUENCES USED IN A VAMPIRE FILM I HAVE SEEN FOR A LONG TIME.

IN MY OVERALL OPINION THIS HAS TO ONE OF THE BEST VAMPIRE HORROR FILMS I HAVE SEEN FOR A WHILE.THIS IS AIMED RIGHT AT THE HORROR FAN AND NOT THE FAINT HEARTED.FILLED WITH JUMPS AND SUSPENSE COMBINED WITH GORE AND ACTION GIVE THIS A FAST AND INTENSE PACE WHICH WILL GET YOU TWITCHIN IN YOUR SEAT AND ALMOST SHOUTING AT THE TV IN SOME SCENES.YOU ALSO NEVER REALLY FIND OUT WHY THE VAMPIRES ARE THERE IN ALASKA,WHICH FOR ME GAVE IT THE EDGE.BACKED BY A FANTASTIC CAST WHO FLAWLESSLY BOUNCE OFF EACH OTHER TO CREATE GIVE THE RIGHT MOOD IN EACH SCENE.MY ONLY LET DOWN ON THIS MOVIE WAS THE END,WHERE I FEEL THEY COULD HAVE TAKEN IT DOWN A NOTHER ROUTE,BUT STILL THIS IS ONLY A MATTER OF OPINION.THIS IS AS HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED A HORROR FILM AS MOST AND WILL DEEPLY SATISFY ANY HARDCORE HORROR FAN AND LEAVE YOU WITH THE SATISFACTION THAT THE GENRE OF THE VAMPIRE IS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE.