Friday, 30 October 2009
30 Days Of Night
I've been more than a little lax in my horror viewing this Halloween because my workload hasn't allowed much time for movie watching. Still, in the spirit of all things spooky and gruesome, I cracked the plastic off my DVD if 30 Days Of Night last night and finally gave it a watch. I'd missed the film theatrically, much to my disappointment because I was a massive fan of director David Slade's debut feature Hard Candy and I love my vampires. The film, based on the comic series by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, has a great concept — an Alaskan town is besieged by vampires during a month of permanent darkness — and some creepy bloodsuckers. But the script, credited to Niles, Stuart (Collateral) Beattie and Hard Candy's Brian Nelson, doesn't amount to much and the end result, despite a game cast and some effective direction, is a tad toothless.