Sunday, October 21, 2007

30 Days of Night

Just in case you missed the trailer:

Overall, I liked it. Originally based on a graphic novel, the film mostly followed the original with a few twists.

It's survival horror; less about an unstoppable monster killing those who violate moral rules and more about people dealing with horrific events.

It's also a vampire film. The vampires here, however, aren't effete dandies who are overtly gay, nor are they bratty rich farts with a taste for blood.

The portrayal of vampires in 30 days isn't remotely likable, nor is it remotely human. I didn't get the impression that these were humans who had become monsters, but rather that they were monsters who looked a bit human.

Nicely done.

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