30 Days of Night
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In Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost town in the United States, the winter sun sets and does not rise for 30 days and nights. From the darkness comes an evil force that strikes terror on the town, and all hope is pinned on a husband-and-wife cop team.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

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"Feels derivative of 28 Days Later."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"A terrific horror premise goes begging in the garbled Halloween offering 30 Days of Night."
‑ Megan Lehmann, Hollywood Reporter
"It's Assault on Precinct 13 meets the The Thing with vampires as the baddies (Can we count the ways director John Carpenter has influenced genre films today?)."
‑ Jeff Meyers, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Scrapping many of the undead cliches and aided by troublingly realistic special effects, Slade has crafted one hell of a monster movie."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"30 Days of Night aspires to be little more than a movie-movie, where you're supposed to enjoy the ride, without asking any questions."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"A frustrating mix of imaginative design, erratic plotting and underwritten characters."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"It has a fairly original premise and some blood-curdling moments, but it's also predictable, repetitive and vile."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"30 Days of Night is a great example on how to combine chills, thrills and gore with the end result a serious and effective horror movie."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"About as scary as Count Chocula."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"... [T]he hissing foreign-language chatting vampires, with all pointy teeth, make for dull, screaming villains."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"The problem is structural. After the invasion, we're marooned with the dull survivors."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Here is one of those rare movies that penetrates the membrane separating all those disposable "gotcha" scarefests from genuinely engrossing supernatural thrillers."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"These 30 Days feel like an eternity"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Not bad, but let's just say the movie could have used a tad more intentional humor."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Sacramento News & Review
"The action is fast and gruesome, but beyond Niles and Templesmith's unique setting, in which the typical race to daylight is stretched out to an agonizing marathon, '30 Days of Night' offers little to stir the imagination."
‑ Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner
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