I have to say from the beginning that I'm a fan of horror movies. Even though this movies are not masterpieces of the 7th art, I really enjoy seeing them. I also have to admit that for about 60% of them I feel dissapointment. I'm happy to say that "30 Days of Night" is not a part of that 60%.
The action takes places in Barrow, Alaska, a town that is preparing for the usual 30 days of darkness of every year. But this time the night comes along with a menace, a group of vampires that attacks the remaining inhabitants.
Let me start by saying that I know that in reality there is any place on Earth to have 30 days of complete night. Even at the poles the sun appears for a couple of hours in the winter days. But, considering the movie situation I liked this idea, especially because it contributes to the sensation of trapping felt by the protagonists.
What I also liked at "30 Days of Night" is the change in the classical vampire image. I liked the change in vampires' dentition and I liked that the characters don't use silver bullets, holly water or wooden sticks to kill them. It's good to see that someone can step outside the pattern.
The movie has its amount of gore and action, the tension is pretty good, but I think it should a little shorter, because sometimes the pace is slowed down. Overall is an entertaining movie and an original setting for vampires.