I'm enough of a movie freak that I have Apple's site of the latest movie trailers on my RSS feeds and will occasionally check the upcoming movies for things to anticipate. I found this synopsis for the movie 30 Days of Night, and I quote:
For 30 days every winter, the isolated town of Barrow, Alaska is plunged into a state of complete darkness. It’s a bitter time when most of the inhabitants head south. This winter, a mysterious group of strangers appear: bloodthirsty vampires, ready to take advantage of the uninterrupted darkness to feed on the remaining town residents. Barrow’s Sheriff Eben (Josh Hartnett), his wife Stella (Melissa George), and an ever-shrinking group of survivors must do anything they can to last until daylight.
Oh that's going to be rich. I'm okay with the vampire scenario--that could happen [sarcasm]--what bugs me are the Gross Unacceptable Errors relative to the setting. Did they even bother to Google "Barrow"? When is it NOT a bitter time there?--it rarely gets above freezing. Who's leaving to go south? And where on earth did they get the name "Eben"? They must think this is Fargo, North Dakota--I'm guessing it was filmed there anyway. At least the paragraph provided me with a good chuckle for the evening.
Those pictures? They're from the first time Andrew went up there and he never mentioned the part about the town being overrun by vacationing vampires. They must have blended in with all the oil workers. Oh and for the record, one of my high school friends moved to Barrow when her father got a job as a police officer (they don't have sheriffs). He worked there for years without busting a single vampire. At least I think he did . . . I haven't heard from them in years . . . maybe I ought to check . . .
Blood-sucking demons preying on Norwegian-named male models. I smell Oscar.
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