30 Days of Night Synopsis
Hungry vampires descend on a remote Alaskan town that goes dark for one month every year.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A well-paced and entertaining horror debut.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

It's a bloodsucker's paradise.
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By James Berardinelli
Works on its own terms, which is more than can be said of most horror films these days. If this is the kind of movie you're looking for, it...
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USA Today

It loses some of its bite by film's end, but 30 Days of Night manages to do for the vampire genre what "28 Days Later" did for the zombie...
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Based on a graphic novel, 30 Days of Night opens with a premise so promising it seems almost impossible to screw up.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A proficient, atmospheric fangfest that does nothing you haven't seen before but still does it passably well.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is well-made, well-photographed and plausibly acted, and is better than it needs to be.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Dramatically, the film is a shambles, with whiplash-inducing lurches in tone and pacing that make it seem as if portions were edited out of...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Lighter on horror than it is on inadvertent humor.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
You can expect a lot of shredding and gurgling. 30 Days of Night is relentless, but it's also relentlessly one-note.
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Bloody hell a.k.a. Barrow...a great place to be

By cinnamonator
This movie is adapted from a truly groundbreaking comic by artist Ben Templesmith and writer Steve Niles. IDW Publishing, a comic book company sought a new artistic look and writing style that would...

One Bloody Mess.

By Daydream
Based on the graphic novel by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, 30 Days of Night had the potential to influence the vampire genre. The movie is set in Barrow, Alaska, a small town where once a year...


By doktor
Was expecting a lot and was disappointed. Went to a studio preview and the under 20 crowd loved it but the over 30 crowed (me included) were laughing at moments that weren't intended to be funny....


By stormy waters
I went to a special sneak preview of this movie and umm... it was really cool. For the people who are to scared to go, I have to say it wasn't that scary, it was just REALLY gory and violent. This...

Like the vampires it portrays, this film sucks.

By forloveoffilm
The premise for this project is promising and original. Sadly, that was the only original promise this film presents. Most, if not all of the set-ups are hackneyed clichés which have been used for...

Excellent Movie!

By SouthSide71st
I didnt believe a scary movie could be made in this day in age but David Slade pulled it off with perfection. This movie was just right not to long or short, and then to top it all off had a great...


By Tara Kathleen
I was a little scared it wouldn't be as good as the graphic novel but it was. it was mad creepy, but in a good way and the killing were brutally awesome. seriously see this movie...

Best Vampire Movie in Years

By prescrobot
This movie really surprised me - in a good way. My girlfriend wanted to go see it and i went just to make her happy. Personally i think good vampire movies are hard to come by and i am always...


A movie that's not afraid to be a different. While most studios releasing domestic horror films have been relying on remakes, torture, bad acting, and awful CG, this one has a unique premise...

Great adaption of the Graphic Novel.

By the_chris
Very good movie, If you're a big fan of the 30 days of night comicbooks like I am, you won't be disappointed. Seeing the ending come to life on the big screen by itself, made it worth seeing this...

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Rated R | For strong horror violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Very-bloody vampire movie lacks bite. No kids.
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