Nov. 7, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST
30 days of night was surprisingly good, considering what it was. that cgi aerial shot of the vamps' rampage in the streets was great and i liked the vampers themselves, looked a lot like sharks. i'm not a big fan of glam/emo vampires.
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST
The comic book series is just utter crap. The first film is better than the comic book which never happens! That's how bad it is.
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST
...is gonna "take the fight to the vampires"? God help us! Well, if they keep the vamps as nasty, murderous Euro-trash and don't try to hitch on to the Twilight bandwagon and gay them up, I'll go see it. But if blondie there falls for one of the vampires, I'll walk the fuck out!
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST
MEH! Who cares?
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST
Pretty good fliq and he did well himself. I watched it as part of a 2pack with Monster's Ball, Heath Ledger's character surprised me in that. I'm glad I got them for $6 new that's a pretty good deal.
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST
A knife? really? How bout a motherfuckin' gun or something?
You got red on you.
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST
Man I wish I were hot as her. Movie's meh, but @ least she's not making out with old ladies like not another teen movie.
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST
Much like the first movie there is a lot that will have to be fleshed out I'm sure, but it's a cool story. Like he says it is a really direct continuation from the first story, and the main gal get's all Ripley on some vampires.
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST
Would anyone like...a peanut?
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST
I think they have good source material here.
Nov. 7, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST
Liked the first one; hope the second one is as good... and Steve Niles is a really creative and nice guy so more bucks for him is okay by me.
Nov. 7, 2009, 7 p.m. CST
Nov. 7, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST
What's her name? She had sexy lips, I recall. Probably the only good thing about that flick...besides Ben Foster, briefly, maybe. Oh well.
Nov. 7, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST
...Didn't like the first one. The idea is fantastic and almost fool-proof, yet they managed to fuck up the great premise. I haven't read the comic so I can't compare the film to it, but after the very moody and creepy setup I found that the film just fell apart. How is it survivors could just sit in their attics for almost 30 days without being discovered? Barrow was a tiny town. How hard would it have been for the vampires to scour every building looking for them? They even started off by invading people's homes during the first massacre. <p> Another thing that bugged me: did the vampires just mill about town for 30 days with the blood of their first victims still staining their faces and clothes? Why do all vampires in movies these days have to be shown with blood cascading down their chins and shirtfronts? I mean, I fucking LOVE beer but I don't go dribbling it down my chin in torrents so everyone else can see how much I love to drink it. <p> Also, enough with the vamp retard-o-mouths, you know--when they walk around with their pie holes wide open so we can all see how sharp their teeth are. Ooooh, scary. Cheap and obvious. <p> I did think Hartnett was just fine for the part, though. Don't understand the hate for that guy.
Nov. 7, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST
Why does cheap horror crap always get a sequel?
Nov. 7, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST
WHy else would you cast the super-hot Ms. Sanchez of the much hated 'Nikki and Paulo' sub-plot from LOST.
Nov. 7, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST
Was one of the few movies I've ever walked out on....beyond stupid story+horrible acting=a big 'ol vampire shit-sandwich. Cant believe this made enough money to become a comics "franchise"...
Nov. 7, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST
@ metropolis comics in downey last year or the year b4. I asked him straight up if he was satisfied with the fliq, he said yes and it *seemed* genuine. On a sie note Steve Niles has a pretty wife who's also in the comic book business.
Nov. 7, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST
Nov. 7, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST
Fire has UV-Rays in it! Lot's of them! If UV lights burn the vampires, so will fire but moreso! /rant I don't know why, but it bothers me to no end.
Nov. 7, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST
by Mullah Omar
Especially since it's a sequel, we already know this chick cannot fight. Are we going to get some kind of training montage where she becomes a hardened killer yet still looks like she works at Starbuck's? And if she has time to prepare for her battle, are we expected to believe she brings a knife rather than easily acquired guns and explosives, or even something like freaking FIRE? Come on, writers.
Nov. 7, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST
by The InSneider
BEN KETAI IS THE MAN!!
Nov. 7, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST
The pacing was really, really off in the middle of the first film. I liked how the vampires only looked human; otherwise they were monsters. But come on, King Kong figured out who Jack Driscoll was in 5 seconds! These vampires should have been shown playing cards or video games, or having vampire sex, to pass the time. Hmm...that last one is a good idea. Think I'll copyright it.
Nov. 7, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST
Dogs can look up.
Nov. 7, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
decent enough. though the vamps in euro clubbing outfits was unnecessary. i mean, explain why they are wearing those outfits at least.
Nov. 7, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST
only with vampires. I liked the gore and the animalistic nature of the vamps. More beast than human and there was no reasoning with them. It had a real sense of hopelessness which I love in a horror film. I like to feel like there is no way these people are going to live through something like this and then see how it all works out. That being said I didn't like the end with real rips from Blade 2. Or is it vice versa. OOOHH. Remember Vice Versa with Fred Savage and Judge Reinhold. Judge was great in that. Did you know Fred Savage directs It's Always Sunny in Philidelphia now? Wow. This has gone way off topic.
Nov. 7, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST
I really wanted to like this film and for the most part it was decent. But when the whole vampire vs vampire thing happened, I lost it. It became comical. Not to mention the last scene with Hartnett turning to ash. Jeebus it was bad.
Nov. 7, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST
Are they Nazi vampires this time? She's clearly protecting a Menorah. Must be Hanukkah.
Nov. 7, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST
OMG! I can't wait when the usual AICN assholes say this is the best film of the year.
Nov. 7, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST
Nov. 7, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST
by The Dark Shite
I'll make sure to check the DVD when it hits the bargain basket. Right after I've finished NOT "demanding" Boondock saints 2.
Nov. 7, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST
30 Days of Night was a terrible movie based on a mediocre comic, btw.
Nov. 7, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST
by S-Mart shopper
or in this case a Bloody Sanchez.
Nov. 8, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST
aren't we all
Nov. 8, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST
This overly-clichéd "horror-chick power pose" to take down the bad guys doesn't bode well for this sequel. Because we all know how tough half-naked, hot blondes are in a fight against multiple killers. ;)
Nov. 8, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST
at least the blood looks kind of brownish... always annoyed by bright red stage blood. Oh, and bad Hollywood lightning being second pet peeve.
Nov. 8, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST
by Adelai Niska
Sanchez was OK in Perfect Getaway. but NOBODY wanted a sequel to this movie, or for Mellissa Hottie George to be replaced. At least Perfect Getaway showed nikki's bare ass.
Nov. 8, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST
by Adelai Niska
...that Nikki and Paulo appeared in FEWER episodes than Alex, Danielle, and Charlotte? Fuck, LOST is good, but screw Nikki and Paulo! I'm glad they were buried alive. I wish it February.
Nov. 8, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST
by Adelai Niska
I love that chick. Ginger Snaps, Freddy VS Jason... She needs to get into more American-financed movies or at minimum get into Canadian TV-Movies like Elisha Cuthbert in "GUNS". So hot and so good. Is this three straight posts? sorry, folks, I'm just a fan of Lost, comic books, and gigner snaps...
Nov. 8, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST
Nov. 8, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST
by The Dark Shite
I recently changed my mind about that. I had an injection & the Nurse caught the vein wrong. You'd be amazed by the brightness of blood when it comes out in a big spurt! It's genuinely like a Hammer Horror movie.<p> It made me re-assess some pretty shitty movies. In some cases, the cheaper films are more realistic than the ones with so called "realistic" blood.
Nov. 8, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST
After all these years we still get the reference.
Nov. 8, 2009, 1:34 a.m. CST
Just cause there are UV rays in fire doesn't mean they would be intense enough to do major damage. Vamps obviously don't seem to particularly enjoy fire, but I figure if a light source isn't powerful enough to, say, power a solar panel then I can believe its not a threat to vampires. Maybe there used to be vampires that were more sensitive to fires, but they died out. Natural Selection. Someone obviously needs to do a "science of vmapires" book.
Nov. 8, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST
Will the sequel have the amazing hour and a half of vampires standing on rooftops moaning like the 1st one? If so.. IM IN!
Nov. 8, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST
They're like crack.
Nov. 8, 2009, 3:41 a.m. CST
.......NO GOD. Was fucking awesomely evil
Nov. 8, 2009, 4:35 a.m. CST
Nov. 8, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST
It was such a GREAT concept but the vampires were ridiculous, how in the hell could those things ever hide among humans anyway...and considering they wiped out pretty much the entire fucking town in one night, what's the whole point of the 30 days thing...and don't even get me started on that ridiculous ending. Again...GREAT concept...horrible execution.
Nov. 8, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST
by D o o d
You just took the words out of my mouth. 30 Days of Night was a better idea sold to the public but the resulting movie was shit. I really hated that movie.
Nov. 8, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST
by D o o d
If you want to watch a GREAT vampire flick without the usual cliches of crosses, garlic and teeth. Then watch a new Swedish film called "Let The Right One In". It's beautiful.
Nov. 8, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST
Absolutely nothing wrong with that first movie, it was a damn good Vampire flick! Original in its concept and well executed to its dramatic and sacrificial end. The Vampires didn't kill off the entire town in one day, they had to hunt the remanats and survivors who didn't make it easy for them by just coming out in the open and begging to be spared, duh! They didn't need to morph back into 100% human form becasue they were under 30 days of NO SUNLIGHT, they could be their true selves for the longest period of their existence ever! Why would you undertake a disguise the you don't need to wear? Whatever destroys vampires in the properties of Sunlight has zilch to do with heat, so whatever similarities that property has with UV rays simply affects the cells of Vampires in a lethal way more than it does our skin under prolonged exposure, it's a mythical creature, it doesn't require Star Trek level science to explain it. So what if the Vampires have blood all over their faces stained in their clothes and left there for days? We're civilised to the point of paying bucks for our food in a can, bag, plastic or disposable container - pre-cooked, pre-killed and pre-caught! These creatures eat the living the way animals do, of course they're gonna get messy and have blood and crap all over them, they're not HUMAN! And the end of the movie was dramatic for those who were into it, the sacrifice Eban made to save the village knowing he'd lost most of his family and would never get to reconcile with his ex wife again was admirable. naturally the cynics that congregate here won't asses such motivations so him delivering such a sacrifice and fading from existence rather than live his life as a monster is beyond a choice they would envision for an ending of a movie. Wow, how typically American of them! Sorry, in a mature film the square jawed hero doesn't always get the girl! I's a shame Melissa George didn't reprise her role for the next film, not sure if Joh Hartnett has either but for those who didn't like it, stay away from the sequel and go and watch Star Wars again for the 600th time or that ridiculously contrived New Star Trek film that Americans seem to think makes perfect sense and is the best thing since apple pie! (seriously, Cadet in the morning and Captain by the end of the day? He hadn't even been in space before you idiots let alone HELPED to run a starship!)
Nov. 8, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST
Whats with all the backlash on 30 Days?? The first movie was a very good vampire flick, because the sequel is going DTV i'm sure it wont be as good as the first, but hey.....don't knock it till you see it..
Nov. 8, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Will Takes-A-Shit Guy make a cameo?
Nov. 8, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST
It could happen.
Nov. 8, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST
Nov. 8, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST
How Lorena Bobbit looked like after the "event" that night.
Nov. 8, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST
I suppose it's too much to expect of you to appreciate the irony inherent in your post.
Nov. 8, 2009, 8 a.m. CST
...in that The Fourth Kind trailer playing in the corner. Women jerking about with their mouth agape like their having an orgasm, a woman being penetrated from behind with some type of probe, and the final image looks like a large cock.
Nov. 8, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST
by Starship Captain
We can all wish it would happen.
Nov. 8, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST
Nov. 8, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST
It woulda been better had she been in a pose that would lead me to believe that maybe she could kick some ass but this ain't it. I'm sure the flick will be ASS!
Nov. 8, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST
Nov. 8, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST
Now THAT would be awesome! And who cares about Melissa George? I couldn't believe that chick could fight vampires, either or be a roving, gun-toting Fire Marshal either for that matter. Those kinds of chicks are always heavyset and dykey, not cute li'l blondes with collagen lips. She was okay in 30 Days, though. Loved how she gave a few hints of being a little freak, like when she started to get turned on when Sheriff Josh was beating the crap out of the Renfield guy in the diner.
Nov. 8, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST
Oh, I'd buy that for a dollar.
Nov. 8, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST
That is very cool news!
Nov. 8, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST
Still live in hope that something survived of that one. After the news about "Metropolis original cut" broke last year, it's been all quiet.
Nov. 8, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST
Gut blood is darker. Dark blood usually means your bleeding to death. Bright blood from appendage arteries and veins. Blood will darken the more of it you lose as it becomes thicker. So nothing wrong with either bright blood or dark in movies depending on the injury. Pricked finger should be bright, serious gut or torso wound should be dark.
Nov. 8, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST
They went the route of the woman gaining empowerment and taking the "good fight" to the vamps... And she has a kukri? Resident evil series anyone? Barf.
Nov. 8, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST
I know. The fact that over 80% of all films produced prior to 1950 are said to lost forever is something so horrible that I can't quite accept it. Stories like this give me hope that there's at least one copy of everything... somewhere out there...
Nov. 8, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST
I honestly could care less about this franchise.
Nov. 8, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST
by spud mcspud
Ah, who fucking cares. Most of you that use this expression are too fucking dense to understand why it's wrong...
Nov. 8, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST
by spud mcspud
Nov. 8, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST
by spud mcspud
Listen up, you dumb-ass yanks:<P> COULDN'T CARE LESS - Means you could NOT care any less for the situation / statement / movie than you do right now. It is at the BOTTOM (or the NADIR) of your expectations. You assume it will be complete shit.<P> COULD CARE LESS - Means you COULD STILL CARE LESS for the situation / statement / movie than you do right now. It is NEAR THE BOTTOM (or the NADIR) of your expectations - which means NOT AS BAD AS COULDN'T CARE LESS. You assume it will be shit, but NOT COMPLETELY SHIT.<P> "COULD CARE LESS" IS NOT A WAY OF FURTHER EMPHASISING THAT YOU "COULDN'T CARE LESS". IN FACT, IT MEANS THE EXACT FUCKING OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS!!<P> Rant over. Now I feel better. Drunky McLush, at least I now know there is one American on this site who isn't completely fucking clueless on the appropriate use of English, and for that, I salute you.<P> Those primitive screwheads who DON'T understand what I'm saying - LEARN TO UNDERSTAND YOUR LANGUAGE PROPERLY, YOU FUCKING CRETINS!<P> I fucking HATE this "could care less" meme. IT MAKES YOU LOOK FUCKING STUPID!!
Nov. 8, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST
by spud mcspud
What the fuck's wrong with you whiny fuckers NOW? You got a vampire flick that doesn't feature sparkly stoned fuckers with no muscle mass whatsoever, whining about their beloved Bella, you got vampires that are actually fucking SCARY for once (great design too, and not far off the comic vamps), a decent hopelessness vibe all over this movie, a decent survival theme as opposed to them fighting the vamps off (you just KNOW that had Hartnett emerged and fought only 12 hours earlier, ALL the humans would have been fang fodder)...<P> 30 DAYS OF NIGHT was that rare thing: a stark, nihilistic movie, with genuinely scary antagonists, that was realistic and bleak and riveting. WTF WERE YOU EXPECTING? It's not fucking TWILIGHT, and after the abnk that shitfest and its fucking near-illiterate book progenitors are making, we should be fucking thankful we got 30DON at all, considering it obviously makes way more financial sense these days to aim a fucking whiny emo vamp soap opera at 12 year olds and 35 year old single women with dozens of cats, as opposed to a proper fucking scary vampire movie. And even if this DTV sequel is shit, then (a) it won't be as shit as anything like fucking TWILIGHT and (b) as long as it sticks to the GN, it should be okay. 30DON and its sequels did that rare thing: take the vampire genre into entertaining new territory. We should be fucking thankful, not bitching and moaning about it. Oh, and Ben Templesmith's art in the GN is BEAUTIFUL. Not always coherent or understandable, but always BEAUTIFUL.
Nov. 8, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST
too pretty.I'm sure she's a perfectly fine actress, but this shot looks like something from off syfy. Pretty, generic-looking actresses unconvincingly playing badass roles is just something Hollywood needs to let go. <br><br>But maybe I'm just being cynical and this particular pretty, generic-looking actress will actually deliver the goods. Never say never. 30 DAYS... was toying with classic, so I'm certainly hoping for the best.
Nov. 8, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST
It would be blood free.
Nov. 8, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST
It had to happen. And you, friend, are a LOO-ZUR.
Nov. 8, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
Nov. 8, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
I'd heard mixed-to-bad things about it but thought the idea was really, really promising. When I finally sat down to watch it, I was surprised and pleased at what I considered to be a pretty solid opening half hour. But man, when that baby went downhill, it went downhill fast. Wow. I went from watching a pretty good little thriller to watching a pretty shitty one in about one scene. It was really kinda startling.
Nov. 8, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST
Very film noir.
Nov. 8, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST
C'mon dude, it's an slangy American English expression, who cares if it's The Queen's English or not? At least we don't go around saying we're going to pull some birds (pick up girls), knock someone up (go visit their house) or go down the apples and pears (go downstairs). Every country has their own slang and there's no use fighting it. Just lighten up, go do some gank and listen to Hadouken! or something.
Nov. 8, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST
Nikki and Michael in the same flick? lame....
Nov. 8, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST
"knock someone up" - generally means to get them pregnant. Less common to mean to go and knock on someone's door. Although confusion between the two might help account for our high teen pregnancy rate.
Nov. 8, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST
Stephen King is shitting in his pants.
Nov. 8, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST
by barnaby jones
and the stars haven't even bothered to turn up for the sequel. Move along... nothing to see here.
Nov. 8, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST
Way better than most recent Vamp films.
Nov. 8, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST
by Larry Sellers
If you actually liked the first film you probably will hate Dark Days. I liked the first one until I realized halfway through that it took the vampires DAYS to start rummaging through homes for survivors. The pace was really, really off. And it took the survivors just as long to start making supply runs. Also for however big Barrow actually is, it took the vamps a really long time to run through town...only for the audience to find that there were DOZENS of survivors coming out from their hidey-holes in the last scenes. WTF was up with that? I really dug the attic scenes and the non-classy, sadistic tendencies of the vamps in the movie. But it wasn't perfect. And after I read Dark Days after seeing the first film the first thing I thought was "Oh my god if they adapt this it'll bomb." It gets very fantastical and in expanding the world that was only barely set up in 30 Days (the focus was really on the survivors NOT the vampires) it comes across as very silly. P.S. I'm tired of seeing young women in blood-stained tank tops.
Nov. 8, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST
The first one certainly deserved to be, can't imagine this one isn't. The first one was a great example of how to screw up a great premise with terrible scripting and lapses in logic.
Nov. 8, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST
the best damn vampire movie in decades. proper bitey vamps. I had thought Melissa George was doing DARK DAYS so very disappointed at this - but the LOST chick looks hot stained in blood.
Nov. 8, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST
I am also tired of young women in blood-stained tank tops. They should just skip the tank tops altogether.
Nov. 8, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST
by David Assholehoff
I heard from a reliable source that Kari Wurher, Radha Mitchell & Kiele Sanchez are actually the same hot actress! Good PR, that's all it is...
Nov. 8, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST
by David Assholehoff
Saffron Burrows too
Nov. 8, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST
So in the UK "knock someone up" now has the same slang meaning as here in the USA? Cool, proves my point that slang is ephemeral and ever-changing and doesn't have to be grammatically correct. Granted Brits are generally better educated than us yahoos in the US... but it's not necessary to be dicks about it. We all know we're a bunch of dumbass savages!
Nov. 8, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST
by David Assholehoff
Brits smarter? I've been to England many times and even the bums wear suits, drink tea and eat crumpets. That doesn't mean they're smarter, just more sophisticated. But you know what they say, you can polish a turd, but it's still a turd.
Nov. 8, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST
by The Dark Shite
To "knock someone up" up has always had the meaning of making someone pregnant in the U.K. It's as old as the hills. We've said that for hundreds of years. <p> As far as I know, it's never been used as meaning "to visit someone's house". At least not in the North, where I'm from. I suppose a few years back, a mother might "knock up" their teenage son or something, (i.e waking him up by knocking because she can't go in his room), but that isn't so common. <p> David Assholehoff, we aren't more sophisticated either. That's as much of an American stereotype of Brits as any. I would say smart Brits are more informed than a lot of 'Merrycans, simply because our news coverage is generally better. We've got our fair share of idiots too though.
Nov. 8, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST
unless your Polish.
Nov. 8, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST
by The Dark Shite
It's "You can't polish a turd" & that's British too. <p> That's free advice. Unless you're flemish. In which case you can "cough up".
Nov. 8, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST
You must all accept the Lord for your salvation. Please accept Him into your hearts! We have to do this or you will meet Him at the gates in Heaven and He will turn away with tears in His eyes saying "I am sorry son but I don't know you". Release your anger and the inconsqunetial details of this life. Embrace the Good Lord! Please before it is too late! Have youe heard the Good News!
Nov. 8, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST
Nov. 8, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST
Nov. 8, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST
I have friends that are Jewish(not that there is anything wrong with that), some of my best friends are Jews, my father was Jewish.
Nov. 8, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST
C'mon baby do you want to go accept communion!!! Right Now! Let's go in the water!!!
Nov. 8, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST
But Satan is my roommate and and he has to get up early for work, so we are gonna have to keep it down. What kind of hazing is involved with embracing this "good news"?
Nov. 8, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST
My roommate(Satan) gave me a taco and it made me really sick The chicken was all raw and the grease was mighty thick The rice was all rancid and the beans were so hard I was gettin' kinda dizzy eatin' all the lard There was aphids on the lettuce an' I ate every one An' after I was done the salsa melted off my tongue Pieces of tortilla got stuck in my throat An' the stains on my clothes burned a hole through my coat My stomach was a-tremblin' and I broke out in a rash I was so dry and thirsty and I didn't have no cash So I went and found a hose, tore off all my clothes Turned on the water and it shot right up my nose Some old lady came along and she thought I was a freak So she beat me with a handbag till I could hardly speak I was lying there naked, my body badly bruised In a pool of my own blood, unconscious and confused Well, the cops came and got me and threw me in their van And I woke up on the ceiling and I couldn't find my hand They took me to the judge, his eyes a-glowin' red The courtroom was filled with witches and the dead Well, the sheriff was a hellhound with fangs and claws The prisoners were tied up and chained to the walls The air was gettin' thick; the smoke was gettin' thicker The judge read the verdict: said, "Cut off his head!" Well, they placed me on the altar, and they raised up the axe My head was about to explode when I noticed the Marshall stacks I noticed all the smoke machines, cameras and the lights Some guy with a microphone, runnin' around dancin' in tights And I noticed the crew and the band playin' down below And I realized I was in a rock video So I went and joined the band and I went out on tour And I smoked a lot of heroin and I passed out in manure I made out with the groupies, started fires backstage I made a lot of money and I gave it all away Well, the band got killed, so I started a solo career And I won all the awards and I drank all the beer I opened up a taco stand just to smell the smell cookin' with the devil; frying down in hell (spoken) Today's ah-August 4, 1982; i'm really bored There was some dead animals we played with There was a weed whacker, we stole two of them A cop car was on fire My friend scott, he was running and he slipped on a twinky And his nose was covered with blood Security helicopter shot a spotlight Somebody pulled their pants down
Nov. 8, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST
..thats not hell. in fact it sounds really kick ass. just good natured fun on a tuesday afternoon. I think that taco you ate was that new "Black Taco" that i have been hearing so much about lately. anyway this isn't at all like the hazing i thought would be involved in embracing the "good news". i thought there was gonna be more "ooky cookie" or eating bananas out of the toilet under the guise of feces. that i would NOT be into. if it is ritualistic rock shows and animal sacrifice then i don't see the harm in that. in fact let me wake up Satan. Wait.. no he said he has "been there done that"..see he says that shit cause he is Satan and he knows just how to push my buttons. Saying that shit starts my blood boiling. yeah Satan is preparing a little one man play for buttnumbathon that apparently involves recitation of the Twilight films while Hannah Montana the first full season plays in the background. So looks like it is just you and me
Nov. 8, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST
All schizophrenia patients are mad, and none are sane. Their behaviour is incomprehensible. It tells us nothing about what they do in the rest of their lives, gives no insight into the human condition and has no lesson for sane people except how sane they are. There's nothing profound about it. Schizophrenics aren't clever or wise or witty — they may make some very odd remarks but that's because they're mad, and there's nothing to be got out of what they say. When they laugh at things the rest of us don't think are funny, like the death of a parent, they're not being penetrating, and on other occasions they're not wryly amused at at the simplicity and stupidity of the psychiatrist, however well justified that might be in many cases. They're laughing because they're mad, too mad to be able to tell what's funny any more. The rewards for being sane may not be very many but knowing what's funny is one of them. And that's an end of the matter. If we are all insane, then all insanity becomes a matter of degree. If your insanity leads you to carve up women like Jack the Ripper or the Cleveland Torso Murderer, we clap you away in the funny farm (except neither of those two amateur-night surgeons were ever caught, heh-heh-heh); if, on the other hand, your insanity leads you only to talk to yourself when you're under stress or to pick your nose on your morning bus, then you are left alone to go about your business...although it's doubtful that you will ever be invited to the best parties. The notion that faith in Christ is to be rewarded by an eternity of bliss, while a dependence upon reason, observation, and experience merits everlasting pain, is too absurd for refutation, and can be relieved only by that unhappy mixture of insanity and ignorance called 'faith.' You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy. I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity. You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. The internet is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.
Nov. 9, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST
devices and tools are applied in any manner the user sees fit. I can build youa house with a hammer or bash your skull in. One is "sane" and "good". the other "insane" and "criminal". the truely insane is dealing in absolutes with no gray in between. Mine is the one true god and you MUST embrace him. deeper and deeper into the abyss we sink.
Nov. 9, 2009, 12:09 a.m. CST
I like...no...LOVE the way you think! Insanity is a sane response to an insane situation. To lie, of course, is to engender insanity. The only difference between me and someone insane is that I am sane.
Nov. 9, 2009, 12:17 a.m. CST
Insanity is realative. It depends on who has who locked in whta cage. Insanity is doing the same thing, over an over again, but expecting diferent results. Sanity is basically an act.And in pont of fact, insanity, is dropping this act.
Nov. 9, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST
Any comments suggestions would be appreicated...the world of madness is a lot bigger than the world of sane. Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong. I'm mad but not ill. just having alittle fun discussing....to clear the mind of its noise is then to lose the mind altogether. This is mediatation. (Of course some would call this insanity.) hahahahahahaha
Nov. 9, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST
meditation in that last post not mediatation
Nov. 9, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST
a rational man does not expect the world to bend to his will. therefore it is the irrational man that brings forth change in the world. i know this is not the exact quote but it is the gist. there is a place for everything in the universe. shit is disgusting to most people but a farmer will pay top dollar for high quality manure. keep up the crazy. the poster is noir.
Nov. 9, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST
Someone once said, "that theory is crazy, but its not crazy enough too be true", and you know what I think, there is a fine line betwen genius and insanity. Well, I have erased the line. I'm on the other side of that line looking in. Einstein said that if two physicists were in an elevator being pulled through space on an enormous rope by a God at such a speed to simulate gravity, that, two physicists, by dropping pencils, paper and such could come up with two differnt theories as to waht they were expieriencing. One would say, "We are on a world which has a mass which makes us expereince this phenomana called "Gravity"". The other would say, "no you are wrong, in fact we are being pulled through space in this elevator by God with an enormous rope and that kinetic energy of being pulled through space; gives us the same effects and illusion of this thing you call Gravity." They have reached the same conclusions and both are valid in their enviorment. But "only God is outside the elevator", we don't really know for sure. But do not reject these teachings as false because I am crazy. The reason that I am crazy is because they are true.
Nov. 9, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST
the irrational man is the one! Everybody called Corperincus mad for suggesting that the earth orbited the sun! They wanted to burn him at the stake or at the least rough him up a bit and tell him to shut up.
Nov. 9, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST
I don't know who said it but the qoute I remember is "the turth will always out". The truth comes out no matter how long the people try to hide it, and the "mad" will always push it. The object of life is not to be on teh side of the majoraity, but to escape, finding ones self in the ranks of the insane.
Nov. 9, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST
yeah Dark Nights will rule!!!!! That last ONE Kicked Ass!!!!! Oh and I agree with Asimovlives anything other than the original series of Trek is STINO!!!!! Yeah Woooooooo!
Nov. 9, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST
uninteresting, been done, unoriginal. there is a reason phil dicks work continues to find an audience.
Nov. 9, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST
I know I have spouted off too much but I appreciate the discussion and Ideas you have given me with your posts. I know this probably isn't the space in a movie discussion forum to talk of these subjects. Sorry for hijacking this thread. I would love to see anyone elsewhere in philosophy, world thematics, or other forums. Bye
Nov. 9, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST
Holy shit! Giant explosions. Lots of Vampires on the screen. On the run type movie. It might be one of the first watchable Vampire movies.
Nov. 9, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST
Lockes is a lonely young man with few to no friends, most likely suffering from Asberger's Syndrome. He has a wounded spirit (like a broken leg) resulting either from years of bullying, childhood abuse, family trauma, or a combination of the three. He is angry at the world, yet he wants nothing more than to be a part of the group, but his attempts are feeble at best because he knows from experience that no matter how hard he tries, he will be rejected. His family life is dysfunctional, yet he hopes that despite this, he might be able to achieve something and eventually have peace and resolve within his family....much like the skywalker family. He hopes one day his broken spirit may be healed like a pair of broken wings so that he may let his spirit soar...instead of wallowing in depression and self-loathing.
Nov. 9, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST
by The Dark Shite
That he smells like a combination of cheap Vodka & piss.
Nov. 9, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST
and I'm not saaying it's a terrible film, just that with the talent involved(Houston, Slade) and possibly the greatest ever premise for a vampire tale it was extremely underwhelming. <p> I mean for fucks sake, David Slade made a fantastic film with echoes of Kubrick, only to turn to shit..Utter shit.
Nov. 9, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST
by spud mcspud
Asi, you sly bastard! That's you, isn't it??
Nov. 9, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST
by spud mcspud
Fair enough - at least you cop to being a savage! We in the UK have our fair share of idiots too, but with a justice system as fucked as ours, I'm pretty sure our underclass is as violent as yours - maybe more so, these days. I'm stating that with no pride or irony whatsoever.<P> As for the expression - man, it just REALLY pisses me off that people aren't even concerned enough to learn their own language properly. You'll see lots of typos in my work (brain works faster than my typing), but hardly any grammar inaccuracies, because I LIKE my language - it has poetry, it has a great vocabulary, and it has inspired people from Shakespeare to Eminem. Suich a rich, textured, beautiful language deserves better than to be ignored by people who are only ignoring it not because they are actually dumb, but WORSE - because they're LAZY. Laziness will be the downfall of the West. Fuck, it did for the Roman Empire. They got complacent, then they fell.<P> I don't disagree with using slang or patois, but provided there's a valid knowledge of how to use the language in place first. There's more to life than channel-surfing or speaking like a 12-year old all day...
Nov. 9, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST
by spud mcspud
Blame Steve Niles, not David Slade. Slade did a good job of sticking very, very closely to the source material... it's just the ending you don't like - so go blame Steve Niles!
Nov. 9, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST
I enjoyed the gore in the final act. This one looks like major fail already.
Nov. 9, 2009, 5:54 a.m. CST
But I don't think it was shot in Alaska. And it sure did not look like Barrow which is a coastal whaling village. And, of course, Barrow does not empty out during the winter... Really only stuff that someone who actually lives in Alaska and has relatives that live in Barrow would notice. Also...there is a hell of a lot more Eskimos in Barrow than were portrayed in the movie... Aside from those little reality problems...I thought it was a pretty good horror flick...
Nov. 9, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
That George who was hated on "Alias" was replaced by Sanchez who was equally hated on "Lost".
Nov. 9, 2009, 6:39 a.m. CST
by Lost Jarv
I want a ban on the following things: <P>Lower fangs- it just makes them look like retarded pit bulls. <P>Josh Hartnett<P>Pouring blood all over their shirts and sitting around in it. I like beer, but I'm not pouring it all over me. <P>Hissing. <P>Josh Hartnett. <P>Human having to take on Vampiric/ Werewolf powers to win- see also Van Helsing and Underworld
Nov. 9, 2009, 7:12 a.m. CST
We definitely NEED her for Season 8 of 24!!! The ONE butt against THE BAUER!!!
Nov. 9, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST
1- Josh Harnett might be a nice guy in real life, but he is not leading man material. Maybe when he's older and more mature, like as what happened with Josh Brolin.<br><br>2- The dditing is terrible. and i'm not saying the way a scene is edited, but the progression through the story, from sequence to sequence. There's absolutly no notion of time passing in the damn movie. The story is told in a span of 30 days, but you would never know it from the way the movie goes. If it weren't for the title, one would imaginethe whole story just happened during one night. That's how the editing is.<br><br>3- The inumerous compromises to genre cliché. For each time the movie tried to do soemthign interesting,there was 10 cliches to ruin it all.<br><br>4- Little sense of a real threat. While the vampyres were very destructive when we see them onscreen, there is this feeling inthe movie that they are not a menace that could come from anywhere, anyplace. The humans even go to great lenghts crossing streets from one housre to theother and never once there's a felling the vampyres could be jumping on them from the roofs or around the corner any minute. It's suprisingly lacking of tension.<br><br>5- The finla fight is beyond retard. SPOILERS: So the hero becames a vampyre too, even getting some animalistic characteristic the vampyres have in this stor,y and then whenhe faces off with the top bad guy... IT'S A FIST FIGHT? OK, maybe it would make sense that the hero would try a fistfight because he's new to this vampyre thing. But the villain? Who is a vampyre for hundreds of years? and who thoughout the movie mostly has used his claws-like nails to rip people apart. And at the climatic fight, he resots to punching? You got to be kidding me!! The final fight should had been in tone with the way the vampyres are portaite, the final fight should had been like two tigers ripping and slashing each other. that would make sense. A fistfight? Give me a break!<br><br>I think 30 Days Of Nigth could had been this close to be a good movie, if only the people who made it could had been a bit more thoughful of what they were doing. They got this close.
Nov. 9, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
I couldn't have said it better myself. Well done, Chakraborty. The skywalker family reference was a nice touch/pun, too.
Nov. 9, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
...as far as I'm concerned. Like DocPaz said, the film had a killer premise but it falls flat on its face. But I'm not sure if it's 100% a result of his directorial choices or the limitations of the source material he was dealing with. In any case, 30DON becomes yet another film that waters down the vampire mythos in cinema = jump cuts and excessive gore paired with illogical story telling.<P>And anytime you have a newly "turned" vampire out-fight your aged, badass veteran vampire...you automatically fail. Freshly acquired fighting skills may be one of the funniest things to come out of modern cinema...especially in "horror" films.
Nov. 9, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST
Unknown actress gets replaced by an even more unknown actress? How sad is it when a crap movie has to find new people to take on roles made largely forgettable by the original?
Nov. 9, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST
Am I the only one here who really liked the first one? <P> Didn't care for Hard Candy, mainly because it didn't go far enough. Plus that little boy in the movie is annoying.
Nov. 9, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST
Thank you, my friend.
Nov. 9, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST
Little Lockie that would be you and the goat fucker above.
Nov. 9, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST
Probably runs to Harry every time someone he doesn't like posts.
Nov. 9, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST
Too bad you didn't step on a land mine.
Nov. 9, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
Nov. 9, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST
What is it with this generation and shapelessness?
Nov. 9, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST
I'd rather have everyone hate me than be friends with a douche bag like you.
Nov. 9, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
I'd be the best friend you could ever have.
Nov. 10, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST
Quit being so mean to each other, just because you are both pus filled, horrible, semen swilling scuz bags dosen't mean that you can't be valid contributors to this talkback. Oh yes.... I know overcoming your rampant, bile puking, loser, fuckface ways may take a while.... but we're all with you!, you corpulent, pox ridden, wastes of space!