Stella goes to Los Angeles after surviving the massacre at Barrows, Alaska (and teh death of her husband) by vampires.
She is trying to expose the vampires only to end up with a group of vampire hunters (that has one on edge person you know
is going to be vampire food) that is getting info from a vampire named Dane (who is holding onto his humanity).
The hunters have tracked the vampire queen, Lilith (the lovely Mia Kirshner), to LA and they want to kill her before she plans
another massacre in Alaska.
30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS is the direct to DVD sequel which has a screenplay co-written by the creator of the comic book
series, Steve Niles. The problem with this sequel is that the characters seem to do too many stupid things like
when they should be forming a plan (instead of rushing into it). The movie does have a great look and feel to
it, but I wish they didn't have to make the thing so cliche. I would once like to see vampire hunters make good plans
and not just rush in to get into a trap.
The audio commentary by Co-writer/ Director Ben Koteai goes into the challenges the production faced while filming in
Vancouver (where their competition for a few things came from THE A-TEAM which was shooting around the same time).
THE GRITTTY REALISM OF DARKER DAYS is a promo featurette on the sequel.
FINAL ANALYSIS: 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS gets the horror mood right only to get undermined by bad character
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