Reprinted from original post on the other blog:
BW and I went to see 30 Days of Night yesterday. I was a big fan of the Steve Niles/Ben Templesmith book, so my hopes were high, and I was generally satisfied.
The plot is simple. The movie is set in Barrow,
I loved the fact that the vampires in this are hideous and repellent, and don’t just lounge about in ruffled shirts, spouting junior high-level poetry. The cast was also quite good. I have never been a Josh Hartnett fan, but his laconic personality works here. Melissa George is good, and the star is the great character actor Danny Huston as the lead vampire. Huston is always great, you should check out The Proposition for another fine example of his work.
There were things I didn’t like.
Overall, though, I think they did a good job of adapting the look of the book, and I would give it a thumbs-up. If it sounds like your thing, you can order it by clicking on the DVD cover.