30 Days of Night/Headscratchers

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • About the movie: It just bugs me that all the vampires speak a foreign language that sounds like they're gargling razor blades and tabasco sauce. Just... why? Their permanent Game Faces also bug me, these are vampires who were supposed to be pretty good at blending in until you looked too close. Yeah, they spoke with evil looking speech bubbles, but it was never so weird that people who didn't see them doing something horrible thought "monster/vampire!"
    • Rule of Scary.
    • Also seen there teeth? They might as well be gargling razor blades, the creators of the comic call them "Sharks suited in people suits" they're not suppose to be human like, they're monsters.
    • This little girl does speak English, none of the other vampires actually day other than Marlow who probably sticks to his ancient Amazonian language because he has complete contempt for modern day man.
  • This troper was bothered by the fact that no one ever tired to perform the classic vampire killing method, a wooden stake through the heart. There was plenty of wood around and while admittedly the characters couldn't be entirely sure that it would work (as these Vampires don't seem to have all the standard weaknesses) they still could have tried!
    • Sure okay, here's your wooden stake and um, good luck out there against; a horde of super-fast, super strong, un-dead monsters that have just wiped out the rest of our cosy little town. In darkness too, I might add.
  • Why did the vampires massacre everyone they could find on the very first night? This was their food source for the next three months. Why not round them up and shove them in a basement? For freshness sake! I love Oreos. But if I had ten boxes of Oreos I would not tear open every case on day one. They get stale fast. Open one package at a time, you stupid, stupid vampires.
    • They spent the last 100 odd years lurking in the shadows, being careful, restricting themselves. Barrow is like a holiday, time to cut loose and indulge themselves.
      • Did the Vampires think past their 30-day bingefest? Once they had killed everybody in an isolated Alaskan town, and the sun finally came up, what were they going to do next? Their one loyal human was dead, so who was going to help them move on?
    • Did anyone stop to think that Vampires aren'tt like Anne Rice portrays them. We are talking about demons here they are feral. They don't think about "oh , I better conserve food" and "well what will I do in 30 days" or "let me be polite and wipe my mouth." I think they would be more like this than the way they are portrayed in other movies, books or TV.
      • Well it's rather clear they're not feral, they're normally exacting and being careful not to be discovered. This time however they could cut loose and enjoy themselves.
  • As someone pointed out above, exactly how far in advance did the vampires think here? Aside from the fact they left no one to help them move on to the next town, they decided to burn down everything to destroy the evidence. Sounds smart, until the fact is considered that they now have nowhere to hide when the sun comes up in about an hour. I know they are all incredibly fast, but unless they plan on sprinting about a hundred miles to the next town to find shelter or there's some conveniently located natural caves nearby, they just screwed themselves over. No wonder Stella said not to pursue them at the end. They'd all be ash in about another half hour anyway.
    • Maybe they were planning on slaughtering everyone over the course of one or two weeks, before burning the town down, and still having ample time to find shelter. They didn't really plan on the human survivors launching much of a counterattack. And as for running off in the snow, half an hour before sunrise? Well, for their sake, let's hope they can dig REALLY fast.
  • This applies to both the movie and the comics. The vampires in this series sure seem to guzzle blood by the gallonful. Now, both movie and comics have made it clear that one bite (and in the case of the comics, a scratch) will vamp a person. So, given all of this, how are vampires maintaining the Masquerade? Hell, how have we not reached Zombie Apocalypse levels of vampires ala I Am Legend?
    • The Vampires rarely go bezerk on towns like this, and when they do they make sure to not to allow anyone to turn and to burn the place to make it look like an accident. That's why they ruptured the oil pipeline at Barrow. They normally prey on people in small doses - a few missing persons here, or a few homeless there - and it usually just flies under the radar. It's also implied that there's a vast behind-the-scenes conspiracy hiding knowledge of the vampires to preserve their Masquerade.
    • Also later comics show vampire kill those they make too much trouble, and given how view bodies are not ground beef by the time a vampire is done feeding it, its rather clear vampires keep there numbers down.
  • I only saw the film once, but I was stopped dead (NPI) by Barrow's supposed total air traffic shutdown during the dark month. Why would that be a reason to cease flight operations? Had none of the production team ever seen an airplane flying at night? Seems like a Did Not Do the Research to me.