30 Days Of Night not only served to provide audiences with a decent vampire film not focused around the Dracula mythos, it also reminded us that vampires don't always need to be sophisticated, charming monsters that secretly want to enslave the human race as living food. In the film, a northern Alaskan town - Barrow - is besieged by a mob of vampires on the night that the town is to enter 30 days of night due to its extreme, northern location. The vampires in the 30 Days films are savages. They're not concerned with blending into society, forming uneasy truces or turning mankind into more vampires; they just want to kill, maim and slaughter uninhibited by the sun. As the leader of the highly-aggressive group that terrorises Barrow, Marlow (Danny Huston) explains to the film's protagonist - Eben - that the vampires spent centuries convincing humans that vampires were nothing more than a fairytale. With no sunlight for a month, the survivors in 30 Days lose the only advantage they have, which is what makes Marlow and his band of blood-suckers so terrifying. If you go to Alaska, make sure to pack plenty of UV torches.
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