After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.


David Slade


Steve Niles (screenplay), Stuart Beattie (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hartnett ... Eben Oleson
Melissa George ... Stella Oleson
Danny Huston ... Marlow
Ben Foster ... The Stranger
Mark Boone Junior ... Beau Brower
Mark Rendall ... Jake Oleson
Amber Sainsbury ... Denise
Manu Bennett ... Billy Kitka
Megan Franich ... Iris
Joel Tobeck ... Doug Hertz
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Lucy Ikos
Nathaniel Lees ... Carter Davies
Craig Hall ... Wilson Bulosan
Chic Littlewood Chic Littlewood ... Isaac Bulosan
Peter Feeney ... John Riis


This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. Written by ahmetkozan

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Welcome to Barrow (Alaska), Inhabitants: (scratched number 588') 15 See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


A picture of Steve Niles, who wrote the original comic book, hangs in the attic hideout. See more »


When Browser drops the lit road flare into the box of flares it explodes violently. Road flares will not readily ignite and if they did the size of the flame would not fill a room. See more »


[first lines]
Sheriff Eben Oleson: Strange.
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Crazy Credits

The colors in the opening Columbia Pictures logo quickly fade, leaving only blues and grays. See more »


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A Brainless Fast-paced Bloodbath.
10 May 2020 | by Impartial-CriticSee all my reviews

Nothing else to see here folks! A gang of Vampires attack an excluded Alaskan town during a full month with no sunlight.

The idea is interesting but the production is awfully bad. The only decent thing in this movie was the vampire makeup and their facial design which looked interesting, some kind of a hybrid between the typical demonic faces and a classic vampire face. On the other hand, the story is very limited, very fast-paced to the level that you can barely relate to any character, the cinematography although having very few decent fixed scenes, the director screws up movie with applying the shaky camera technique in most of the movie...beside the obvious reason in which to cover over the major goofs, he was trying to imply the randomness and the speed of the attack but, No...It was poorly executed as it can make the audience confused and less focused on the major events. The editing was another fall for this, as some scenes feels they are missing parts to give an appropriate explanation, all in which led to an over all average experience unless you are into a brainless vampire flick.

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Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

30 Days of Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,951,902, 21 October 2007

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2.35 : 1
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