Of Night: Dark Days
unite to gorge on humans,
targeting towns in the Arctic Circle
where they can guarantee an annual
thirty-day feast but there are
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
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