30 Days of Night

30 Days of Night (2007)

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Revealing mistake: Watch closely in the Gus murder scene, as the vampires start surrounding him outside in the snow, notice the very first vampire "close-up" shriek, remember the face. After Marlow and Iris attack the couple in their house he puts his claw to the record player and emits a howl as the other vampires throughout the town follow suit with their own shriek, each one gets his/her own close-up, count to the fifth vampire face and you will notice it is the exact same shot used earlier in Gus's murder. (00:18:05 - 00:38:30)

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Continuity mistake: The vampire who gets tossed into the grinder mysteriously reappears in the final showdown. You see him twice while the head vampire is fighting with Eben.

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Suggested correction: The Vampire tossed into the Muffin-Monster is named Arvin, played by actor Andrew Stehlin. The Vampire in the final scene is named Archibald and played by Tim McLachlan. They look similar due to the prosthetics and CGI used to make the actors look less human but they are not the same character. You are supposed to use the fact that Archibald wears a black jacket and Arvin wears a grey shirt to differentiate them.

Factual error: When the vampire throws the lit match on the oil it catches fire right away. Oil will only burn at a certain temperature no matter how many times you throw a lit match on it.

peter mcgougan

Revealing mistake: In the scene Josh Hartnet's character dumps the vampire into the grinder, and gets beat up by the one who turned into a vampire, in the close-up shot of his face where he is bleeding, look at his nose. The patch make up used for supposed ripped flesh is visible. It's colored orange and is rather obvious.

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Suggested correction: I am watching this movie as I write this response. I cannot find this mistake anywhere in this scene. Perhaps if you could be more specific with the time and actor you are referring to as neither Josh Hartnet nor Billy Kitka have anything like what you describe on their face.

Revealing mistake: After Eben dies from watching the sunrise his hair burns away and his scalp flakes, however the shadow of his hair can be seen on his wife's face.

Deputy Billy Kitka: You know, Beau's not so bad. Why'd you bother writing him up?
Sheriff Eben Oleson: He lives all alone out there on the south ridge. A little citation now and then lets him know he's a part of this town.

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Trivia: During the scene showing the mass attack on the town, as one man's thrown off a roof he lets out a Wilhelm scream.

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Question: Billy admits that he shot his wife and daughters to save them from a more horrible death at the hands of the vampires. Grieving, he says, "I tried to shoot myself, too, but the fucking gun jammed." But Billy is a deputy sheriff, and any competent law officer can resolve a jammed gun in a matter of seconds. Did Billy actually chicken-out of killing himself after murdering his family?

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Perhaps Billy was not a competent law officer. Or maybe you were right he chickened out. Billy could have killed himself in other ways. Other ways more quiet than gunshot.

Alan Keddie

Exactly. How could he go on living after killing his whole family? A minor problem such as a gun jam shouldn't have prevented him from committing suicide. In fact, he couldn't become a law enforcement officer without demonstrating a proficiency with firearms, including the ability to field-service his weapon quickly in an emergency. The simple procedure for fixing a jammed firearm is at the top of the list of required skills.

Charles Austin Miller

Are we ignoring that he was obviously extremely distraught at this time? My take on this has always been that he pulled the trigger, the gun jammed, and he just gave up on everything. He literally didn't care enough about anything at that point to even bother taking his own life anymore. Let the vampires take him; or not. His family is gone, by his hand no less, nothing at all matters anymore. I didn't see it as an inability to clear the jam, I saw it as a psychological breakdown that resulted in complete and total apathy. The jam was nothing more than the straw that broke the camel's back.

Phixius Premium member

If he gave up on everything, why did he covertly signal Eben with a flashlight? If Billy had truly given up, why not just walk out into the street and be slaughtered by the vampires, rather than continuing to hide?

Charles Austin Miller

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