Certain horror movies frustrate the hell out of me. And nothing is more frustrating than having a GOOD horror movie with a GREAT scene. Why you ask? Because it shows that the potential was there to make that good movie a great one. To me, nothing personifies this more than 2007’s vampire flick, 30 Days Of Night.
First off, I don’t hate this movie. I actually kind of like it, but when I was done seeing it for the first time I realized that I could have loved it if it was done differently. Too much screeching from the vampires. Too much Josh Hartnett. And I never really believed that the group had really endured 30 days of night. But, I liked the overall look of the movie. I liked Danny Huston. And I absolutely LOVED this scene below:
Sigh. That scene depresses me because it’s just so well done, and the movie as a whole is not. That overhead shot is beautiful, in a sick and twisted way, and watching the carnage unfold from a bird’s eye view is rather glorious. It actually reminded me of the opening to Zack Snyder’s Dawn Of The Dead from 2004. Hmmmm – maybe it was inspired by that? Who knows. But what I do know is that Danny Huston can play a record with his vampire fingernails, and that’s pretty awesome.