One of the most underrated vampire flicks of the 21st Century (and a personal favorite of mine), 30 Days of Night was released on this day back in 2007. An awesome premise is bolstered by some truly unique (and terrifying) vampires. If it’s been a while, or if you’ve yet to experience 30 Days of Night for yourself, give the trailer and synopsis a spin below.
In the far Northern Hemisphere, the small town of Barrow, Alaska, experiences a solid month of darkness every year. Though most of the residents head south for the winter, some townspeople remain behind. However, those that stay regret their decision when, one year, hungry vampires descend on Barrow to feed. Sheriff Eben (Josh Hartnett), his wife (Melissa George) and a dwindling band of survivors must try to last until dawn breaks over Barrow’s monthlong twilight.
30 Days of Night is directed by David Slade and based on the comic by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith.
The vampires speak a completely original language. It was created for the film with the help of a linguistics professor at a New Zealand university. (Source)
According to David Slade, veteran director Sam Raimi was slated to direct the film when the script was in its earliest stages; then Raimi opted to produce instead. (Source)
According to the artist of the comic book, Ben Templesmith, the working title for the film was “Crackers in Alaska”. (Source)