Barrow, Alaska - Northernmost town in the U.S.
Isolated in 80 miles of roadless wilderness.
Cut off every winter for 30 days of night.30 Days of Night
is a 2007 Vampire film directed by David Slade and starring Josh Hartnett
and Danny Huston.
The film is set in Barrow, Alaska, which the film quickly tells us is the northernmost town in the USA and as such has one month with no sunlight. During this period, most of the townsfolk leave for sunnier pastures.
But this year, things are different. First, a bunch of mobile phones turn up burned. Then all the sled dogs in town get brutally slaughtered. Then someone smashes up the only helicopter. When a tall, dark stranger walks into the diner and starts drawing attention to himself, Sheriff Eben Oleson (Hartnett) arrests him. But when the stranger starts talking about how "they" are coming, Oleson starts getting jumpy. Finding a man's head on a stake doesn't help calm him down.
When the circus comes to town, the sheriff and his estranged wife gather up a group of survivors and plan to survive the 30 days.
Also it's an adaptation of the first book from a graphic novel series of the same name
, written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Ben Templesmith
A direct-to-video sequel was released in 2010 call Dark Days
likewise based on the sequel comic book of the same name. In it Stella, one of the survivors of Barrow, tries to prove the existence of vampires and joins up with a group of people who have also had run-ins with vampires. Enlisting her help in trying to take down a vampire queen.
There's also two supplementary material, Blood Trails
, which acts as a prequel to the first movie and Dust To Dust
which takes place afterward.
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