Barstow, a small, secluded town in Alaska is about to experience its last sunset for the next 30 days. As a result, most of the population of the town flee, as to avoid the extreme weather and 30 days of nothing but darkness. However, some people, including a broken-hearted sheriff and his estranged wife, stay behind to face the darkness. Unbeknownst to them, the town is about to be invaded by a blood-thirsty group of vampires that won’t stop until everyone and every thing in the town is dead.
The sheriff, his wife, and the small population that stayed behind must try to survive the attack until the next sun-up, which is 30 days away.
Cast & Crew
Cast & Crew
Ben Templesmith (Comic)
Josh Hartnett … Eben Oleson
Melissa George … Stella Oleson
30 Days of Night Picture Gallery
30 Days of Night Wallpapers
30 Days of Night Script
There was a total of six filming locations for 30 Days of Night:
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Waiorau Snow Farm, Cadrona Valley, Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
- Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Waitakere, Auckland Region, New Zealand
- Henderson Valley Studios, Hickory Avenue, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
- Hobsonville Aerodrome, Hobsonville, Auckland, New Zealand
- Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
- Ghost House Pictures
- Columbia Pictures
- Dark Horse Pictures
Production Time: 70 days (shooting time)
Did You Know?
Did You Know?
Contrary to popular belief, the Vampires in the film aren’t speaking German. Instead, they’re actually speaking an entirely original language that was actually created for the film with the aid of a linguistics professor at a New Zealand University
Most of the night scenes in the film were actually shot during the day. They were made to look like night scenes in post production.
Before creating the 30 Days of Night comic / graphic novel, Steve Niles originally intended for 30 Days of Night to be a film, so he wrote a screenplay. However, all the studios he submitted the screenplay to declined the script, so he reworked the screenplay into a comic / graphic novel.
Josh Hartnett did all of his own stunts in the film.
Melissa George did all of her own driving scenes, without the aid of a stunt double.
The vampires in the film actually have names, but they’re only mentioned in the credits for the film.
In the attic hideout, where the characters spend a decent bit of their time hiding from the vampires, you can see a picture of Steve Niles, the man who created 30 Days of Night.
The movie was shot over the course of 70 days.
Josh Hartnett mentions in the commentary on the DVD that he was sick with mono for two weeks during filming. Also, during this point in time, Hartnett had to catch flights to Venice, London, New York and Los Angeles for premiers of The Black Dahlia.
Early in production, Sam Raimi was slated to direct the film, but later passed on the opportunity and opted to produce the film, instead.
Stella’s eyebrows change color through-out the whole movie.
Josh Hartnett grows facial hair during the course of the film, but no one else’s facial hair grows.
The bald vampire that was killed by the “muffin monster” in the factory can be seen later in the film, particularly during the battle scene between Eben and the head vampire. This is definitely one of the biggest bloopers in the film.
Despite the fact that it’s so cold, you rarely see anyone’s breath.
Some of the vehicle in the film don’t even have license plates on them.