The first 30 Days Of Night is a unique and original vampire film. Based on the comic series of the same name, it's a refreshing and terrifying movie that returns vampires to their monstrous origins. They're creatures of the night, not glitter children of the day. And now the follow up, Dark Days which continues directly from the first film. Its a good looking and stylish film for a direct-to-video release. There is no doubt that a lot of love and dedication to the original source was invested (the comic's creator Steve Niles co-wrote the screenplay). It was directed be the same guy who made the two online 30 Days Of Night mini-series': Blood Trails and Dust To Dust. While I did enjoy this, it severely lacks the wow factor of the original. The first movie's success was in it's setting.... the cold, stark & desolate isolation of a remote town in Alaska. Now we're in Los Angeles and the aesthetic is lost. But hey, the sequel comic was set in LA and so its faithful... just not as affective. A little generic but good fun nonetheless. The poster art does suck though.