30 Days of Night: Dark Days

Synopsis: It has been a year since the isolated Alaskan town of Barrow's population was decimated by vampires during its annual month long sunset. Riddled with grief over the death of her husband Eben, bound by nightmares and void of all emotions beyond hate and sorrow, Stella Oleson has spent the past months traveling the world, trying to convince others that vampires exist. Met with skepticism and laughter, she is ready to throw in the towel when a group of lost souls offers an incredible opportunity: the chance to exact revenge upon Lilith, the vampire queen responsible for the assault on her sleepy Alaskan town. With nothing remaining to live for, and nothing left to fear, Stella joins their mission and ventures into the uncharted underbelly of Los Angeles where she pushes herself to the most extreme limits to stop the evil from striking again.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Ben Ketai
Production: SPE Acquisitions
  2 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

I never wanted a war.

I just wanted people

to know what happened here.

Ninety-eight men, women, children...

...my husband.

And yet no one believed.

They rebuilt the town.

Life went on.

But I was already dead inside.

I never wanted a war.

Good evening. I'm Stella Oleson.

I'm a survivor of Barrow.

I've been traveling

for the past 1 0 months...

...trying to find ways

to make people understand.

So l wanna thank you...

...all of you, for being here tonight,

for having an open mind.

The story I'm about to tell you

is an absolute truth.

It wasn't a faulty pipeline...

...that destroyed our peaceful town.

Ninety-eight people didn't die

in an oil fire.


The truth is...

...last year when the sun set

for 30 days...

...our town, Barrow, Alaska...

...came under siege

by a clan of vampires.

That's okay.

People always laugh.

But tonight...

...tonight will be different.

See, they go to great lengths to make

you think that they don't exist...

...which is why every time

I do one of these things...

...a couple of them show up.

Well, l have a surprise for you.

I've rigged the ceiling

with three SunMax ultraviolet lights...

...each of which are the same intensity

and wavelength...

...as the sun at high noon.

If there are any of you out there...

...l suggest you stand

and show yourselves.


I'm a vampire.

Hit the lights.

-Clever little show.

-Well, people need to know the truth.

That's a good one.

My husband, my closest friends,

I watched them die.

I understand.

And post-traumatic stress--

It can really mess a person up.

All those people tonight,

they can't deny what they saw.

But what they saw was a hoax,


An elaborate stunt perpetrated

by a very sick woman.

If it was a hoax,

then why send in the FBl?

You're a thorn in my side,

Stella Oleson.

If it were up to me...

...l'd choke you with my bare hands

and bury you in the f***ing desert.

Others, however, feel that would draw

too much attention.

Who are you?

The body's already

in the incinerator.

No one will ever believe you.

And in basketball...

...the Lakers took a crushing loss

to the Pistons this evening, 1 1 0 to 94.

Rain showers will be intermittent

throughout the evening.

-We'll have relief come morning time....

-Sorry, Eben.

More wet weather

for Saturday evening.

Let's get more information about

that disturbance down on Figueroa.

Come on, give me the key.

No. No.

-Who the f*** are you?

-l'm Paul.

That's Todd.

And that's Amber.


Now why the f*** are you in my room?

Dane sent us.

I lost my daughter three years ago,

up in Washington.

My mom and dad, right off our farm

outside of Tulsa.

My fiance, New Orleans,

middle of the f***ing city.

And no one believed us.

Might as well have been talking

about UFOs, Bigfoot, some sh*t.

Which is why, for the last two years,

we've been out there hunting them.

Hunting them?


And we could use a fourth.

No, you don't hunt them.

They hunt you.

See? What did l tell you?

-Where you going?

-This is a f***ing waste of time.

Amber. Hey.

Look, Stella, we know what it's like...

...waking up in the night...

...with your heart pounding.

We're offering you a chance

to end that...

...put those nightmares to rest.

You don't know me.

No. No, we don't know you.

But we know you're a survivor.

What was it, 30 days?

And you held on?

You know their strengths,

their weaknesses.

No one's gonna believe you.

You're gonna have to face that.

They found us. Found her.

-How many?

-Just one, so far.

All right.

-Get the door.


Son of a....


Yeah, take a seat.

Time to check out, huh?

The FBI agent...

...he wasn't one of them, but--

Yeah, man, they call them bug eaters.


F***ers are everywhere.

They do Lilith's bidding, and in return,

she promises them immortality.

Lilith, who's Lilith?

She's the one we're after.

Queen bee.

You really haven't done

your homework, have you?

I'm sorry. Do you have a problem

with me or are you just always--?

I do. l'm afraid

you're gonna get us all killed.

Easy, A. This is what Dane wanted.

She's like a f***ing magnet.

Lilith orchestrates everything.

She keeps them organized.

She keeps them secret.

She also keeps way off the grid.

But Dane's helped us track her here

to Los Angeles.

Yo, if we could take her out...

...the entire network falls apart.

Forty-one, what's your 20?

Let's check it out. Come on.

Let me get my shoe on. Sh*t.

Jesus Christ.

What the sh*t is that?

Come on, look at his hands.

Well, well, enjoying the view?

Where are we?

You're gonna meet your friend,



-Little bit.

-Were you followed?

-l don't think so.

No, no way they followed us.

We were traveling, like,


-Don't. Stella...

...he's not like the others.


It's a pleasure to finally meet you.

I imagine this must be

very unsettling.

My wound...

...was superficial...

...and so somehow l've managed

to hold on...

...all these years...

...to some semblance

of my humanity.

That's not possible.


How do you feed?

Does that all the time.

F***ing disgusting.

Why did you start writing me letters?

Why did you start reading them?

You knew things...

...things other people

couldn't possibly know.

And l wanted answers.

You wanted revenge.

And the only way to get that...

...is with force.

They're old service tunnels.

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Steve Niles

Steve Niles (born June 21, 1965) is an American comic book author and novelist, known for works such as 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Simon Dark, Mystery Society and Batman: Gotham County Line. He is credited among other contemporary writers as bringing horror comics back to prominence, authoring such works as 30 Days of Night, its sequel, Dark Days (IDW Publishing), and Criminal Macabre (Dark Horse Comics) with frequent artist collaborator Ben Templesmith. more…

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