I'll admit that I was pretty disappointed by the first adaptation of Steve Niles infinitely popular vampire franchise, 30 Days of Night (2007). The graphic novel is known by many to be one of the catalysts for the rebirth of horror in modern day comics. Not to mention that the story was authentically creepy and Niles portrayal of the blood-sucking freaks refreshingly unique. The film adaptation on the other hand, is a slow burn into a pile of soggy ashes that somehow just doesn't live up to its lofty premise.
The sequel to 30 Days of Night, subtitled Dark Days, was equally as creative yet sinisterly much more vicious than its predecessor. Picking up where the original left off, Dark Days follows the lone survivor, Stella, on her quest to get revenge on the vampire race by exposing them to the world. Of course, this attracts both allies (vampire hunters) and foes (Lilith) who is generally pissed off about being called attention to.
Thankfully, the cinematic sequel seems to echoes its comic counterpart's predilection towards action, also moving locales from a small town in Alaska to the big city of Los Angeles. For a direct-to-DVD release (via Sony Entertainment), Dark Days boasts a some quality special effects and promises to be a much faster-paced. I guess we'll have to wait until October 5 to see how honest this first glimpse is, but regardless Halloween is looking to be jam-packed full of gory goodness this year!