30 Days of Night

114 mins
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Sam Raimi (serving as producer here) returns to his bloodthirsty roots with this NZ-shot, Alaskan-set vampire movie starring Josh Hartnett... More

Where to watch 30 Days of Night

30 Days of Night is available to stream in New... More Zealand now on Apple TV Store.

30 Days of Night | Ratings & Reviews

"A good concept involves a band of vampires migrating to an Alaskan town to enjoy the 30-day darkness of a northern winter, and feeding on the handful of hardy residents that live there. Filmed on a soundstage in West Auckland, the Alaskan snow-covered town feels scarily claustrophobic. The graphic novel origins are clearly referenced and the visual effects are very good. Throw in some attractive lighting and you have a good-looking film."

Flicks, Andrew HedleyFlicks

"Excels at bloodthirsty action, though dialogue and human-interest aspects are a tad anemic. Result is a mixed bag but has a catchy premise and quite enough splatter to satisfy gorehounds."


"[Director] Slade is clearly of the opinion that more is more, so there is lots of blood, lots of gore, and lots of vampires in black coats standing around as if auditioning for a remake of the Michael Jackson Thriller video."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A well-paced and entertaining horror debut..."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"It's all pulled off with a firm sense of the fun in being scared."

Premiere MagazinePremiere Magazine

"A failed attempt at making a high-brow vampire flick, but good fun anyway."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"At almost two hours, the premise outstays its welcome by about 20 minutes and its climax will only appease those who enjoy elongated Captain Kirk-style wrestling matches. The plot also raises more questions than answers. How come the sheriff gets asthma halfway through the movie? And how do they know how many nights until the next sunrise when there are no visible clocks, no-one seems to wear a watch and the light never changes?"

Christchurch PressChristchurch Press

"A vampire thriller with a deep, easy command of the genre, a very strong stomach as far as gore goes, and an inspired setting."


30 Days of Night | Details

R16, Contains Violence, Offensive Language & Horror Scenes
Country of origin
New Zealand, USA

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