30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)

Stella, still haunted by the events which took place in Barrow a year ago, and frustrated that nobody will believe her account of what happened, tries to force the vampires of Los Angeles to show themselves. Her plan works but a vampire wannabe detective covers up the evidence forcing Stella to team up with a small group of vampire hunters to exact her revenge.

Taken as a standalone vampire movie 30 Days of Night: Dark Days is watchable enough but many of the elements that made 30 Days of Night stand out from the crowd are missing here. The most obvious problem with this movie is the decision to set it in Los Angeles; the snowed in, eternal darkness of Barrow was one of the most essential parts of the original. And the vampires here are, in truth, a bit lame, lacking the ferocity of those in 30 Days of Night; maybe they’ve gone soft living in the city too long.

Not quite made for TV as the special effects are of a high standard but a deserved straight to DVD.

2.5 out of 5.


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