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30 Days Of Night: Dark Days

30 Days Of Night: Dark Days“Vampires unite to gorge on humans,
  targeting towns in the Arctic Circle
  where they can guarantee an annual
  thirty-day feast — but there are
 
those who have witnessed previous
  massacres and who will risk everything
  to expose the vampires and exterminate
  the threat to mankind in 30 Days Of
  Night: Dark Days
...

NEARLY A YEAR HAS PASSED SINCE the Alaskan town of Barrow experienced an attack by a clan of bloodthirsty vampires during the annual month-long sunset, killing 98 men, women and children. Stella Olsen (Kiele Sanchez
: Television's Lost; A Perfect Getaway) witnessed the massacre and now travels the world in order to convince others that vampires really do exist.

30 Days Of Night: Dark Days is an action-packed sequel to the globally successful franchise following survivor Stella as she tracks down and takes on the might of the vampires. Despite at times being unnecessarily gory, with one or two upsetting scenes and some language that may offend, the film is overall an exciting, nerve-wracking and clever horror thriller with some shocks and surprises as hunters race to stop another massacre of another town.

Grief-stricken over the death of husband Eben and left emotionless, Stella is haunted by nightmares and is eaten up by hatred for the vampires. At yet another meeting she is disappointed that nobody will listen to the truth about Barrow — even when she demonstrates the reality of vampires — and they continue to believe that it really was a faulty pipeline that destroyed the town.

Stella is suspicious of the agenda of FBI agent Norris (Troy Ruptash), who seems to be taking an unhealthy interest in the vampires and who tries to make Stella face the fact that her so-called hallucinations are caused by a post-traumatic stress disorder following her bereavement.

But she has all but given up her mission when a mysterious man called Dane (Ben Cotton), who has been contacting her for some time, sends her a lifeline in the shape of Paul (Rhys Coiro: Television's 24; Television's Entourage), Amber (Diora Baird: My Best Friend's Girl; Wedding Crashers) and Todd (Harold Perrineau: Felon; Television's Lost).

All three have lost someone dear to them and, helped by Dane, they have become hunters. Stella joins them in their perilous plan to enter the lair of the clan led by the cold-hearted vampire queen Lilith (Mia Kirshner: The Black Dahlia; Not Another Teen Movie) — who was responsible for the siege on the sleepy Alaskan town where Stella and her husband had lived — and destroy them all.

With nothing left to live for and too bitter and traumatised to be afraid, Stella grasps the opportunity to exact revenge upon Lilith. The four venture into the uncharted underbelly of Los Angeles, far away from the light, before pursuing the vampires on board ship to engage in a violent and seemingly-futile battle to put an end to the inevitable bloodshed of the approaching month of darkness in the Arctic Circle. One mistake could have devastating consequences and it is a fight from which they might never return…

Based on the IDW Publishing Comic by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, 30 Days Of Night: Dark Days is Produced by Robert G Tapert; Music is by Andres Boulton; Director of Photography is Eric Maddison; Screenplay is by Steve Niles and Ben Ketai; and Directed by Ben Ketai.

The film is from production company Ghost House Pictures and extras include The Gritty Realism of Dark Days that provides an all-access behind the scenes exploration of the production design, make-up effects and cinematography used to create the bloody war on the vampires and there is an exclusive Blu-ray interactive Featurette, Graphic Inspirations: From Comic to Film, which compares and contrasts the visuals of the graphic novel with the imagery from the film, with discussion by Director Ben Ketai.

The pulse-pounding sequel to the box office horror hit, 30 Days Of Night: Dark Days sees the vampires' return on Blu-ray and DVD, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, on 11 October 2010. Certificate: 18 | Running Time: 92 Minutes Approximately | RRP — Blu-ray: £22.99; DVD: £15.99.

DVD Special Features Include: Filmmaker Commentary | Featurette: The Gritty Realism Of Dark Days. Blue-ray Special Features Include: BD Exclusive — Graphic Inspirations: From Comic To Film | PS3 Wallpaper Theme | Filmmaker Commentary | The Gritty Realism Of Dark Days.

"30 Days Of Night: Dark Days… an exciting, nerve-wracking and clever horror thriller with some shocks and surprises"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar