History Headscratchers / ThirtyDaysOfNight

11th Apr '16 1:24:19 PM CockroachCharlie
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** Not to mention, contrary to popular belief, it's not all that easy to punch a hunk of wood through the sternum.
15th Jul '14 1:40:48 AM Robertroper
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** This little girl does speak English, none of the other vampires actually day other than Marlow who probably sticks to his ancient Amazonian language because he has complete contempt for modern day man.

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** This little girl does speak English, none of the other vampires actually day do other than Marlow who probably sticks to his ancient Amazonian language because he has complete contempt for modern day man.
12th Jul '13 11:44:10 PM Nabroleon
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** This troper met Danny "King of the Vampires" Huston himself at a screening of the movie. Apart from being the nicest celebrity I've ever met (I've met a fair amount), he was very happy to discuss every aspect of the film. He seemed extremely proud of the vampire language, saying that the filmmakers had hired a CunningLinguist to craft a separate language for the creatures. He explained that the language was meant to sound "tribal" and imply that the vampires had existed completely separately from humanity in their own community for millennia. I don't know if anything like this is implied in the comic book, having not read it, but that was apparently the intention in the film.

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** This troper met Danny "King of the Vampires" Huston himself at a screening of the movie. Apart from being the nicest [[MeanCharacterNiceActor nicest]] celebrity I've ever met (I've met a fair amount), met, he was very happy to discuss [[WordOfGod discuss]] every aspect of the film. He seemed extremely proud of the vampire language, saying that the filmmakers had hired a CunningLinguist to craft a separate language for the creatures. He explained that the language was meant to sound "tribal" and imply that the vampires had existed completely separately from humanity in their own community for millennia. I don't know if anything like this is implied in the comic book, having not read it, but that was apparently the intention in the film.
12th Jul '13 11:43:03 PM Nabroleon
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** This troper met Danny "King of the Vampires" Huston himself at a screening of the movie. Apart from being the nicest celebrity I've ever met (I've met a fair amount), he was very happy to discuss every aspect of the film. He seemed extremely proud of the vampire language, saying that the filmmakers had hired a CunningLinguist to craft a separate language for the creatures. He explained that the language was meant to sound "tribal" and imply that the vampires had existed completely separately from humanity in their own community for millennia. I don't know if anything like this is implied in the comic book, having not read it, but that was apparently the intention in the film.
28th Feb '13 8:54:32 AM Dante668
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* The Vampires are supposed to be constantly searching the entire town for survivors and Eben's group don't even dare to make the slightest noise (for the most part), lest they attract any of them. So, how could Billy have performed his MercyKill to [[spoiler: his wife and daughters]] without them hearing the gunshots. This is because he killed them while the vampires where running around having a bloody frenzy and there where lots of gunfire. They did not notice for all the noise.
** Also, The Stranger manages to move around the entire town completely unnoticed, whilst sabotaging most means of escape and contact the town has to the outside world and no-one really knows how. This includes stealing every cell-phone he can, sabotaging the local plane by throwing it's engine in a grinder and killing all of the sled-dogs. Now the last one, would have been the least likely one he would've been able to get away with, both in terms of being caught and in terms of not receiving any bodily harm. He simply walks up to each of them with a knife and stabs them to death, now not only would the noise have been tremendous, but in a RealLife situation, the instant he even attempted that, the dogs would have been on him and torn him apart. They were chained up sure, but Huskies have been known to quite easily chew through steel when they want to (in little under a few seconds in some cases) and are fiercely loyal to each and every one of their group. You harm one of them, [[PapaWolf not even a knife will help you out much before they're on you]] (and this troper is speaking as some-one who has had experience with these kind of dogs). The comic mostly averts this by leaving out the two latter scenes and strongly implying that The Stranger was a Vampire (in the film, he's Human all the way) and thus able to move around much more stealthily (under cover of darkness) until he is arrested.
** One of the humans uses an ice cutting machine to kill several vampires. When they finally catch him. The lead vampire extoles that "When man meets a force he can't destroy. He destroys himself instead." Which given that he just killed ten of them does not make a lick of sense. He must of just been acting smug.
* A number of things will happen if you attack a member of a large sled dog pack hand-to-hand. You walking out of there without a mark on you is not one of them.
** The Stranger does have a dog bite on his left hand afterwards, but it's easy to miss given the filthy condition his hands are already in.
** The same can also be said for somehow collecting every satellite phone from a town where most everyone is an armed roughneck that spends most of their time around the house.
** Where were all the vampires going to go before Eben challenged Marlow? They fight for about ten minutes and the sun was almost ready to rise by the end of it. Where were they going to hide from the rays, seeing as how they were burning down all bits of shelter in the town?
*** {{Fridge Brilliance}} According to how it really works, the first sunrise would be a very short one, possibly under an hour if I understand it right, and hence, the vampires would not need a very permanent hiding place, just a temporary one. Or more possibly, they were going to head back to that boat you saw 'the stranger' watching in the beginning of the movie.
8th Jan '13 1:44:22 PM ricojes
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** Also seen there teeth? They might as well be gargling razor blades, the creators of the comic call them "Sharks suited in people suits" they're not suppose to be human like, they're monsters.

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** Also seen there their teeth? They might as well be gargling razor blades, the creators of the comic call them "Sharks suited in people suits" they're not suppose to be human like, they're monsters.
24th Nov '12 4:40:30 PM Matheau
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** Flying into areas that experience that level of darkness actually is fairly dangerous. Even properly staffed, there is a lot more that can go wrong. Unless it's a critical flight, no air control is going to clear a flight into a dark zone. The fact there is also no demand outside emergency flights also doesn't help matters.
16th Oct '12 1:44:07 PM JohnPotts
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*** Especially when early on it seems like they're planning on coming "Out of the Coffin" (as it were) and planning to take over the Earth. Taking over towns in the Arctic Circle makes sense - you could convert entire towns without worrying about that pesky daylight. But they just kill everyone (well, almost everyone). Wouldn't it make more sense to build up their numbers using this window of opportunity and gradually spread vampirism through Alaska (and presumably, Siberia, Norway and anywehre else Arctic)? Though [[spoiler:if they actually had a spaceship to fall back to that would at least make ''slightly'' more sense]].
4th Sep '12 10:40:24 AM mlsmithca
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* I only saw the film once, but I was stopped dead (NPI) by Barrow's supposed total air traffic shutdown during the dark month. Why would that be a reason to cease flight operations? Had none of the production team ever seen an airplane flying at night? Seems like a {{Did Not Do The Research}} to me.

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* I only saw the film once, but I was stopped dead (NPI) by Barrow's supposed total air traffic shutdown during the dark month. Why would that be a reason to cease flight operations? Had none of the production team ever seen an airplane flying at night? Seems like a {{Did Not Do The Research}} to me.night?
24th Aug '12 4:21:14 PM Jallen
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*** This is all solved in the sequel ''Dark Days'' when we learn that [[spoiler: the ship that brought them is actually their base of operations.]]



*** The ship they came on?




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** The airport shuts down probably due to lack of staff and lack of customers, remember most people leave for the dark month. All other transportation was destroyed by the vampires, including helicopters.
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