4 Horrific but terrific.farnzy | 19/05/2008 | See all farnzy's reviews (164)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer Slade's movie actually improves on the cinema release with the blu-ray format. The visuals are beautifully drawn so that we are in a living, breathing, graphic novel. This adds to the urelenting grip of sheer terror Slade conjures up when the vampires finally descend on the unsuspecting population of Barrow.There truly is no hope, no escape, and no reasoning when they attack. In fact 30 Days of Night is more akin to Schindlers List or The Pianist than to other horror films-and all the more frightening for it. The lead vampire even invokes some of the language of the Final Solution when he refers to humanity as a "plague" before brutally killing another victim. The overhead tracking shot peering down on the slaughter is reminiscent of the clearing of the ghetto in Schindlers List, the hiding in the attic evokes Anne Frank evading the S.S.The vampires are so lethal, so uncompromising, that Slade has upped the game for any vampire film that comes after 30 Days. There isn't much humour and no character is safe from their evil. They could even be the dead souls of S.S. extermination squads; their language seems faintly Germanic and they make use of human traitors to undermine their victims. Whatever they are they will stay in your memory for some time to come.