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Nightsong says 30 DAYS OF NIGHT is the finest Vampire movie in a decade!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I'm psyched to see this flick... there's a screening tonight in Austin, but I'm opting out for the new Sidney Lumet movie. I'll be in line to see it tomorrow, though, you betcha. We've gotten word all over the place on this film, from disappointment to lukewarm feelings to blubbery excitement. This one is of the latter persuasion. Enjoy!

Got a chance to screen 30 Days of Night, and man I think people will be happy with this one. Let me start off by saying I never read the graphic novels so unfortunately I can't offer any comparisons. What I can offer is my opinion that this is hands down the finest Vampire movie in probably a decade and just a good horror film to boot. They movie has style and realism and depth. For anyone who has seen a trailer for this film, you know the angle. Vampires attacking a town that experiences a month long night. Easy, simple, effective. The movie starts off in caution mode and moves quickly to panic, desperation, and survival modes. The Vampires are unlike your normal run-of-the-mill movie schlock. Yes they drink blood, but they are never sated in their thirst. This is the first movie I've seen that really seems to change the Vampire mythos. They are not elegant gothic creatures who sip blood from goblets. They are ruthless glutonous creatures who relish the hunt and feasting on blood. They wear blood like beards ont heir faces and they don't bother to clean it from their bodies. It is their greatest source of pleasure and they are relentless in their pursuit of it. Now the survivors, are not as well done as the Vampires, but you deffinately feel their desperation. They are thrust headlong into the feeding frenzy of these Vampires and they struggle to keep up. They hear their friends and neighbors screaming for help as they hide in relative safety. They use their wits to try and keep them alive, but with each choice comes more blood. The end of the movie might not be what everyone is expecting, and I'm not going to ruin it for you, but I enjoyed it. I didn't see it comming, but it was a nice change from the norm. All-in-all I have to highly recomend this movie. It's a great vampire movie. A great scary movie, and well worth your time. Just be sure not not make the mistake and ask for We Own the Night when you go to the theater. I forsee that movie picking up some accidental buisness from people thinking it's 30 Days. Hope this was helpful. Nightsong

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  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST


    by rockgolf

    Mathematically, vampyrism is impossible.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST


    by rockgolf

    Suppose that the first vampire arrived Jan. 1, 1600, when the human population was 536,870,911. Assuming that the vampire fed once a month and the victim turned into a vampire, there would be two vampires and 536,870,910 humans on Feb. 1. There would be four vampires on March 1 and eight on April 1. If this trend continued, all of the original humans would become vampires within two and a half years and the vampires' food source would disappear.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Mathematicallly impossible?

    by LordPorkington

    Surely you mean biologically? This I have to hear...

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    People are way divided on this movie

    by vini77

    Some say it's the worst vampire movie ever, some say it's the best. WTF?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Fourth, eighth, sixteenth, 32nd, 64th, 128th, 256th, 512th, 1024

    by rockgolf

    2056th, 5092nd, 10,184th. It soon builds up.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    I didn't know that Rolkgold

    by Bloo

    is that taking into account birth's and deaths? anyways, interesting if you're a writer that would make a great little short story

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    It's not my idea.

    by rockgolf

    It's from a physics professor named Efthimiou. Google his name and vampire for the details.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Efthimiou's article.

    by rockgolf

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    No, that would be "Little Vampire" starring Jonathan Lipnicki

    by tonagan

    Made around the turn-of-the-century, but what lasting power!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Ah, we *are* talking mathematically...

    by LordPorkington

    In which case, you're assuming a constant population growth rate on the part of the human species and also an assumption that no vampires are killed. Or maybe I'm just being an old fart and trying to spoil your fun? Ignore me and listen to talkerbacker Bloo, you'll be famous someday. Maybe.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Chud Guy Hated It


    I can't wait to see it. Even if the actors suck.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by MC-909

    Way too obvious. Had to be said. Did Josh Hartnett write this review? I didn't think he even knew how to write. <p> "Just be sure not not make the mistake and ask for We Own the Night when you go to the theater. I forsee that movie picking up some accidental buisness from people thinking it's 30 Days"... <p> Hahaha! Yeah right. "Honey, I went to see one crappy movie and wound up watching an entirely different crappy movie. I should have learned to read. Maybe Josh Hartnett can teach me!"

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Math and vampires....

    by criticalbliss

    That's a big assumption that every victim turns into a vampire. If you assume that does not happen, as most mythologies accept, then the math (yet again) is aberrant. Leave it to mathematicians to ruin everything good in this world. You're probably a lawyer.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Cast an Adult in the Lead and This Film Would Be Much More Appea

    by cowboyone

    I love the premise, and the look of this film... but Josh Hartnett is sooooo boring and uncharismatic. I really wish there was an adult in this role. A grisly looking dude with a beard who looks like he could handle himself as a cop in a place like Alaska. (Kurt Russell as Macready in the Thing)

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah. The Thing!

    by criticalbliss

    Add Kurt Russell and this is an instant classic. He's an absolutely underrated actor. Watch his performance in Breakdown, by the way. I'll never understand why (or how) Hartnett gets roles. I'm thinking he's been under a few tables in his day.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST


    by LordPorkington

    Was that directed at me? If so, I'm actually an ex-Maths teacher. Maybe I have a career in Law ahead of me? Hmmm, perhaps I can make some money out of Rockgolf's idea... *rubs hands together greedily*

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Carpenter's Vampires was Awesome

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    James Woods was his ususal greatness. I never did see the Jon Bon Jovi sequel, and unless anyone here can recommend it I have no desire to. Now, here's a dumb question. Every year this town has a month of darkness. Where do the vampires go after that month, and if the darkness happens to the town every year why haven't the vampires attacked before, or have the townspeople heard of this happening in other towns on a similar latitude? Okay maybe I'm just being too nitpicky. I really want to see this, I'm just wondering though. Oh, and Karl Urban should have been the copy like cowboyone's description, similar to Russell Crowe in Mystery, Alaska

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Lord Porkington

    by criticalbliss

    Do you solemnly swear to be the chick in the room and to ruin every possible bit of fun that can be had at any moment? If so, you're gonna be rich, bitch! Lawyer up!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I was "bite-curious," but then I saw the rating on Rotten Tomato

    by Lance Rocke

    And all of a sudden, I'm sad there aren't any more horror films out before Halloween.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Damn you

    by criticalbliss

    You people and your logic. It's a "movie". I don't know where the vampires go. Maybe they sleep for a thousand years. Yeah, a thousand years. That town's fucked in 3000.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST


    by criticalbliss

    Please, ignore that movie (and I love Carpenter). Read the book, then read Armour by the same author, John Steakley. Absolutely kick ass shit. I'm serious. It makes the movie blow balls by comparison (with more suction than Hartnett at a casting call).

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Can't top the Awesome Underworld movies!


    Or maybee a blank screen with the word VAMPIRE on it for 3 hours would be a better watch than those shitfests! This at least has interesting looking bloodsuckers and that chick off Home and Away.<P>Watched Interview with the Vampire on TV the other night and it holds up remarkably well although it does go to campsville when they get to Gay Paree and That guy off The Crying Game acts as Hammy as a pigs hind leg!<P>Anyway looks at least watchable.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    No, you're right, Captain Justice

    by criticalbliss

    It would starve faster than Nicole Ritchie at a nudist colony.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Not every kill has to be a convert!

    by James_O'Nasty

    Like with frat guys and beers, once they have a Japanese beer and put it on their mantel, how often do they do the same?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by criticalbliss

    Or a Nicole Ritchie at a modeling convention.... Hey, this is easier than Paris Hilton on ecstacy!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Best recent vampire movie:

    by fiester

    I liked that one where Defoe played Nosferatu. That cracked me up.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    id bang a vampire!!!

    by greekopa

    they need loving too

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Most vamp stories have a specific ritual for turning

    by AnimeJune

    ...a vampire. It's not just whoever gets bit turns into a vamp. Turning and feeding are usually different actions in most of the vampire shows/movies/books I've seen, which accounts for why vampires aren't overpopulating the earth. Is it the same in 30 Days of Night graphic novel? Speaking as one of those shameful, idiot people who actually watch and enjoy "Moonlight" on Fridays, my taste can't really be bet on my most TalkBackers, but still - is the graphic novel good - and is the movie a good adaptation of it?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    If it's anything like the comic...

    by Mosquito March totally fucking sucks. Steve Niles is one of the most overrated hack writers out there. The irony behind this movie getting made is that Niles tried to sell it as a movie first, and then turned it into a comic when it was rejected. He's figured out that the way to get his shitty movies made is by turning them into comics and then letting Hollywood dive on them, because Hollywood loves making comic movies. Niles is certainly clever about how he circumvents the system, but his writing is still shit.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    I wish a vampire would bite me...

    by LordPorkington

    I used to be young and cool like you people. Then I turned 30 and became bitter and cynical. This means I have to pull apart everything I see and just be a general stick-in-the-mud. You know what? I hereby renounce all things 'mathematical' and will happily wear a 'Count from Sesame Street' t-shirt and start a collection of Buffy action figures. How's about that eh?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Aaliyah, queen of the damned,hottest black chick ever

    by greekopa

    down with the brown

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    rock the boat change positions

    by greekopa

    of to rub 1 out

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Thanks LordPorkington . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . I also read that Scarecrows, Tin-Men, & Lions can't actually talk. You learn something every day. And what the hell is going on with Trick'R'Treat? Was actually looking forward to that one. If 30Days was worth a shit, everybody would be saying it's good.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Ooops, meant rockgolf, not LordPorkington.

    by Nice Marmot


  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Lord Porkington

    by criticalbliss

    Most of us are 30's on mom's computer with the basement door locked behind us as we spunk on Lara Croft posters while watching our nude WOW characters do the happy dance. But I digress....

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Loved it!!!

    by longshot7

    Saw a couple days ago - a terrific film. Agree with the reviewer - the vampires are MONSTERS, not some evolved classical blood-drinkers. They will eat you, and they will find you wherever you hide. The suspense was really well done. I recommend it.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    and f--- you guys

    by longshot7

    if you think I'm a plant. Download it illegally if you must - it's really good. Hartnett is fine in the lead - no probs w/ him.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Do the Math

    by Cobbio

    Hey Lord Porkington, don't renounce "all things mathematical". Seriously, don't. Mathematics are the building blocks of physics, economics, chemistry, cosmology, and all rational thought. Without math we'd still be cavemen, unable to read comic books, watch films, or make pizza.<p> No one should EVER dis math. Just because you failed high school geometry doesn't mean the subject is stupid or takes the fun out of life. It might take the fun out of YOUR life, but that's your own fault for failing geometry, not math's fault for existing.<p> Without mathematics, "30 Days of Night" would never have been made. Leave Porkington alone.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Okay, not a classic by any stretch of the imagination

    by skimn

    but I remember enjoying the From Dusk To Dawn sequel with the T2 guy. It was goofy and gory, and had some wild camera work.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    "wear blood like beards"

    by TVguy4566

    This is the second or third positive review that I have heard that phrase. Unless they are lifting that phrase directly from the movie (I would say the comics, but this reviewer said he didn't read it), then I gotta believe that these reviews are plants. Unless someone in the movie actually describes the vampires that way, I don't know how multiple people would independentally come up with a description like that unless it was on the studio's talking points for plants.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    criticalbliss and Greatone2

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Having not read the book I can only go by what I saw on the screen, which despite others' misgivings, I loved. You two have piqued by curiosity. I'll need to read the book ASAP. Maybe after doing that I wll come to the same conclusion.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    yes, read the book. About Math

    by criticalbliss

    Math is merely a method of cataloguing. People tend to view it as "magical". Nothing could be further from the truth. It is what it is. Yes, it is a tool, but I'm tired of people who worship physicists when they don't realize that half of what they "quantify" has no true value or is fundamentally misunderstood. Back to the first square and count again. Einstein, by the way, insisted that his genius came from the CREATIVE mind and process, which extends beyond rusted chains of logic. So, cavemen would still be counting sticks if not for inspiration. Move along, now.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Criticalbliss, Cobbio and Nice Marmot...

    by LordPorkington

    I'm ordering from eBay a Lara Croft poster and some nude WOW characters. These things are pricey but if Criticalbliss is telling the truth, I'm in for one hell of a weekend! Thank God for Paypal. Cobbio, I was merely jesting, I'll always love mathematics. I'll wear my "Schrodinger's Cat is/is not dead" t-shirt as a tribute to all my fellow mathletes tonight. And I fully accept Nice Marmot's apology, although I was beginning to wonder what I'd said to prompt such a response!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    nice post, Lord

    by criticalbliss

    Keep on, brother! Keep on. Don't forget the lotion!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Crafty Math

    by 5 by 5

    That's right! Einstein was a vampire by the way. 2 + 2 = 4, but a 4 with, um, sex appeal! Yeah! Not just your everyday ordinary 4. Bleh, give me vast, scary vampires with huge supernatural powers, like Dracula, who could call up a storm and scare entire cities.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    33% on rottentomatoes

    by palewook

    cumulative rating doesnt bode well for this movie

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Hulk Hogan is supposed to be the Elder vampire

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    Check out my blood beard, brother!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    What about *The Descent?*

    by SadCadillac

    One could argue Neil Marshall's *The Descent* was a revamp of the vampire film. Granted, Marshall’s “crawlers” weren't a romanticized, Victorian image of the creature; rather, a more scientific, evolutionary approach, but their features are definitely comparable: feed off the living, nocturnal (sensitivity to light), physical characteristics (mostly hairless, pointed ears, carnivorous teeth, skin pigmentation, etc).

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Hmmm any Vampire flix that are liked in this TB?

    by biggles2_22

    Bram Strokers Dracula comes to mind. Interview is descent. I also liked Shadow of the Vampire. Can't say I really count Blade even though I think the first two are outstanding superhero flicks.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Love At First Bite was awesome, too!

    by biggles2_22

    Just trying to get a rise outta ya!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by Freakemovie

    I'm usually not a boy who cries plant, but this review seemed a little too familiar. The emphasis on what the publicity wants to talk about -- the originality of the vampires -- and the single vague criticism: "the humans weren't done as well." Then again, reviewers adopt other reviewers' styles, so people are just going to write reviews the way they've seen them written before. Either way, the review was less than enlightening. I saw the movie a few days ago and it was a little disappointing. I didn't have a problem with Hartnett, and the fat dude from Batman Begins was cool, but it was a major "eh".

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    vampire films

    by criticalbliss

    Shadow of the Vampire is probably my favorite (though flawed). Interview was good as well. Dracula sucked as did Blade. I can't think of others, but really they haven't been done well to date. Which is odd considering they seem to be "everywhere"...

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Mathilday May = "Bushiest" Vampire in history of Vamps.

    by biggles2_22

    Calls em like I sees em.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    It was pretty good- not amazing, but definitely above average.

    by Novaman5000

    It also had what is perhaps the most realistic decapitation I've ever seen on film, though...<p> All in all it was fun, and certainly better crafted than alot of recent horror but I wasn't particuarly scared by it, and isn't that a problem in a horror film?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Most realistic decapitation?

    by criticalbliss

    Novaman: What exactly do you do in your spare time?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    I need lotion too?

    by LordPorkington

    This alternative lifestyle is starting to become expensive. And why is everyone talking about vampires? Isn't this supposed to be a talkback about mathematics? I demand that you're all banned for posting off-topic comments.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    My choice...

    by LordPorkington

    ... for most realistic portrayal of a Wookie is Chewbacca in Star Wars. I think George Lucas really nailed that one because everyone knows that Wookies look primitive but are actually excellent engineers and mechanics. And my vote for most realistic decapitation (and believe me, I've seen quite a few, as have most normal people in their day-to-day lives) is Vic Morrow's character in the Twilight Zone Movie. Those effects were awesome.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Rotten tomatoes?

    by slone13

    Please. That site is nigh worthless.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Most realistic use of a Wookie goes to...

    by biggles2_22

    ..."The Chewbacca Defense" used by Johnny Cochrane in his defense of Chef in South Park.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    "First to change the vampire mythos"?? Whaaa?

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    Did this guy just miss "The Lost Boys", "Salem's Lot" and "From Dusk Till Dawn"? I'm not saying any of them were "Nosferatu"-calibre or anything, but I didn't see any goth or goblets in there. Sounds a bit leafy to me, but I'll be happy to be proven wrong. Love a good vampire flick.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by palewook

    yes, because you say so. cumulative means nothing. gratz.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST


    by vaterite

    So, this seems more like a zombie movie, from everything you say. My favorite vampire movies are interesting because the motivations/characters of the vampires was interesting, rather than your stereotypical monster.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Who can forget, Vamp?

    by biggles2_22

    Grace Jones and that dude from My Bodyguard. That's classic shite, that is.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Best Vampire Movie Ever Is............

    by TheBloop

    FRIGHT NIGHT! Evil Ed kicks all kinds of Ass.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Must I repeat myself?

    by criticalbliss

    Blade sucked.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Lost Boys

    by criticalbliss

    You're right. I forgot about that one. It might be the best of them all, now that I think of it.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST


    by Mosquito March

    The most convincing vampire in THE DESCENT was the Irish bitch (or whatever she was). She looked like fucking Count Orlok, and I almost lost it when they did the extended close up of her face as she was crawling through the caves. What a rat-faced bitch.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4:32 p.m. CST


    by Mosquito March

    Just watched it again last night. It veers away from the vampire mythos, and it's still a fucking classic of the genre.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    What the fuck is a 'run of the mill vampire?'

    by Cleyu

    Movie makers have been trying to rehash/restart the vampire thing for years, its never worked and never will.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:07 p.m. CST

    saw it last night - it's entertaining

    by Trader Groucho 2

    The has the same claustrophic feel as the better Living Dead movies. And it does hew fairly closely to the graphic novel in tone.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    No way is this better than John Carpenter's Vampires.

    by TheNorthlander

    That movie rocked. Western combined with Vampires = Awsomeness.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    TheBloop - FRIGHT NIGHT

    by spud mcspud

    I don't think Evil Ed just KICKS all kinds of ass any more. He knows how to do all kinds of things to an ass these days...<P> But I digress. I loved FRIGHT NIGHT, because it reminded me of a goofy modern Hammer movie that happened to be set in suburban America. Great movie. And PART 2 is even better, because Traci Lin is in it and she can do no wrong.<P> Oh, and the novel VAMPIRE$ is DEFINITELY better than the movie. Did anyone else want to punch Daniel Baldwin full in his face, to prove he isn't the macho cowboy he obviously thinks he is? Fat fuck should look in a mirror every so often. And while he's at it, check in with an acting coach. Like, every day.<P> The book is better than the movie. And, paradoxically, this sounds like the case with 30 DAYS OF NIGHT. We'll know soon enough...

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST

    criticalbliss - BLADE

    by spud mcspud

    Sorry, but BLADE was fantastic, and BLADE II - though tonally very different to the first movie - was also excellent. The third, however, sucked donkey balls. How I can hate a movie that stars Jessica Biel as a badass fighter in skintight leather is entirely down to two people: Ryan Reynolds for being the most unfunny, uncharismatic actor in existence, and David Goyer for putting him there. That movie sucks all kinds of ass.<P> AnimalStructure - I'm with you. BLADE rocked, and Snipes has NEVER been cooler. No, not even in DEMOLITION MAN. And Donal Logue was fantastic, and Dorff was one riveting villain. And Udo Kier was in there!!! Only foot wrong in the movie: Traci Lords' dialogue: "I'm really gonna enjoy this now." AAAAAAAGGGHHHH!!!!!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    You know, we could use more vampire movies.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Zombies too. Just don't have enough zombie movies coming out these days.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    by ironic_name

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    Uh huh. More crap.

    by kabong

    That's Hollyweird.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Best Vampire Movie In A DECADE!!

    by thelordofhell

    So could this be the last great vampire movie this idiot has seen? Rockabilly Vampire (1997) A lonely woman with a bad job is obsessed with Elvis. One day she meets an Elvis lookalike and instantly falls in love, not realizing that he is in fact a bloodsucking vampire. A wacky horror spoof featuring songs by the Rebel Rockers, the Frantic Flattops, Voodoo Swing, and more.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Herzog's Nosferatu...

    by lutz

    Is that pretentious of me? It was so pretty.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST


    by Bruce Leroy

    Well it's good to hear that vampires are scary again. They haven't been scary since that old 70's version from Salem's Lot. That floating vampire kid scared the shit out of me.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 6:21 a.m. CST

    I hate the comic

    by CuervoJones

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Danny Glick kicked ass!

    by TheBloop

    But Daniel Baldwin look like a big fat sausage ready to blow up in Vampires. How many fucking Baldwins are there?

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    I'll say it again:

    by criticalbliss

    Blade sucked. Snipes, usually a good actor, had ZERO charisma due to the shitty script involved (Goyer sucks--name ONE good script he's written). None of the characters possessed any measure of humanity. It was merely a plot exercise with lifeless characters and horrid action and pacing. Snipes can "pose" with the best of them, but even that lacked any sort of dramatic effect. There was simply nothing to care about, as is the case with everything Goyer writes. I wish I could go back and erase my memory of that movie. Sadly, I cannot. Blade sucked. Blade sucked. Blade STILL sucks. Thank you.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Lost Boys!

    by Sheikher

    can't top Lost Boys for it's coolness,

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Criticalbliss and BLADE

    by riker33

    Sorry, but just because YOU say BLADE sucks, doesn't make it so. It is a very enjoyable movie that YOU didn't happen to like.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Vampire$ (again)

    by criticalbliss

    Look, I love John Carpenter. The Thing is one of the greatist films ever made. But, please stop mentioning Vampire$. It wasn't any good. Again, read the book by John Steakley and you'll understand why. Then, after you're done go get Armour, which is even better. Steakley is the king of ass-kicking. What the fuck are you doing still sitting there? Go buy the books. Now. And realize that Blade sucked. Please. It's for your own good.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 10 a.m. CST


    by riker33

    Okay, you've convinced me. The next time some nameless moron on AICN tells me something sucks (probably the most overused word in the English language today) I will have no choice but to take said nameless moron at his/her word. Thanks for clearing that up for me. Please tell me what other movies I don't like, okay?

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    No love for Innocent Blood???

    by Thworldisyours1

    Havent seen it in a while but that was the last vampire movie I really really liked...

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    My fave Vampire Movies

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Fright Night 1 & 2, Lost Boys, Bram Stokers Dracula(with my favorite score ever by Wojciech Kilar), Dracula(lugosi), Nosferatu(both versions), Dracula(Langella), Innocent Blood, Near Dark. I dont even count Underworlds as movies let alone part of the vampire canon.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Am I alone in liking Dracula 2000?

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    I bet I am! lol. Gerard Butler was a good Drac, and 7of9 made a very sexy vapiress indeed! ;)

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Col. Tigh-Fighter = Truly Alone

    by biggles2_22

    Drac 2000? Didn't he have a perm/mullett haircut in that one?

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Two words: SALEM'S LOT! :)

    by Mutant Leader

    I have been fascinated with the Hooper Salem's Lot all my life; I can go on for hours about it. It's almost the quintessential Halloween film on some levels IMO. The first time I saw the black cloak rising in the Petries' kitchen it looked to me like the end of the world encroaching on family life. What a miniseries.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Agreed with the earlier Danny Glick assertion.

    by biggles2_22

    One creepy little kid scratching at the window left me tighty whiteys wet, loose, and stained.

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Bunnicula is the greatest of them all.

    by Dingbatty

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST


    by criticalbliss

    Blade blew. How's that? I do have a name, by the way. You probably have one as well, except you're a moron who thinks that Blade was a "great" film. Most viewers and critics disagree--because they have two brain cells to rub together, and because the movie sucked (yes, I think suction is the operative verb here, because it was nearly a goddamned perfect vacuum. In fact, I daresay it sucked harder than Josh Hartnett at a casting call, or an overweight hooker with rent due). Now put on your helmet and go watch Wesley Snipes maintain the same expression for a long two hours on an idiotic film. Rock back and forth and take your medication, Corky. Goyer isn't here yet. You can suck his sausage at a dork convention. Riker... What is that? "Loser" in Klingon? BLADE. SUCKED. INCONTINENT. ASS. <P> I rest my case. Blade is simply a flawed and lifeless film. A bunch of pseudo-cool scenes lacking imagination, inspiration, characterization, and intellect. Other than that, it was fine.

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 3 a.m. CST


    by darthbinks1220

    After Kilar's score, I'm going w/ Fiedel's "Come to me". Fright Night owns. Sarandon is best vamp ever. Part II is crap, but Carmen played Jerry's vengeful, seductive sister convincingly.

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 3:05 a.m. CST


    by darthbinks1220

    Blade II is tolerable at times. Goss worked for me, and Del Toro's apt direction.

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 3:08 a.m. CST

    30 Nights of Day

    by El Cimarron

    Just came in from seeing it... I did like it. I was entertained. Yes, the other flicks talked about here in the majority were also entertaining, this one was too. I was suprised how serious the movie was in tone. And I did like the portrayal of vampires as complete predators. The foreign language was a nice touch. I guess they were going for not human and they succeeded, they all looked and sounded like something... else. Overall, good flick. Will get the DVD.

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Spuds McSpud

    by darthbinks1220

    Traci Lind = goddess. Haven't seen her since Boyfriend's Back, however. She STILL can't save the dreck that is Fright Night Part II. It wasn't direct-to-video by accident. As attractive as Ms. Lind is, I didn't like her as much as Amanda Bearse from the original. Btw, you mentioned another Traci(Lords). In Blade, she's not the blonde. The redhead driving the unsuspecting victim to the vampire rave is the former pornstar-turned-actress. Her real name is Norma Kuzma. Some say she's gorgeous, but I think she has a tough face.

  • Oct. 25, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST


    by riker33

    You Wrote: >I do have a name, by the way. What kind of parent saddles their child with a name like "criticalbliss"? Parent's that want their child to grow up like you, I suppose. In that case, well done! :-) You wrote: >except you're a moron who thinks >that Blade was a "great" film. Wow. try and READ the post next time. Or have the person reading it to you, you illiterate ass-clown, read it CORRECTLY. I said BLADE was "enjoyable", not "great". There's a subtle difference, not that fools like you can appreciate what subtle means. Anyway, this thread is mostly dead, so you probably won't see this anyway. I'm sure there will be other threads you'll post to that will give me the opportunity to rag on your ass. In the meantime, enjoy the dankness of your parent's basement, and keep that hand of yours properly lubed so you can enjoy your "dates".