Posted by Danny at 9:28 PMLabels: Look What Danny Watched, Return of Project Horror
Since I kicked off last year's Project Horror with Dracula, I decided that I would begin Return of Project Horror with a whole block of vampire movies. Not just any vampire movies, though - I wanted vampires that would mess with the established formula a little bit. Vampire Variations! I knew just which one to start with, too. I'm embarking on another month of horror movies, so I thought that I'd watch a movie about a group of people who are also trying to survive for a month, 30 Days of Night.
Like so many great horror movies, the premise of this one is simple, but can be taken to interesting places. A group of vampires invades Barrow, Alaska to take advantage of that city's monthlong polar night. Although many of the town's residents leave for the month, there are enough people who stay behind that the vampires have a veritable buffet laid out before them, and a month to ferret out any stubborn survivors.
Remember when Josh Harnett was almost a Big Thing? For a while there, it seemed like he was everywhere, getting nominated for MTV and Teen Choice awards left and right. Have you heard much about him lately? The guy is still working, and his resume is filled with directors that other young actors would kill to work with (Robert Rodriguez, Sofia Coppola, Ridley Scott, Michael Bay), but he just hasn't seemed to live up to his early promise.