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EDITOR'S NOTE: Each week, MTV Movies Blog subjects two women with very different tastes in horror movies to the highs and lows of the genre, then records their discussion of the films. This time around, the "Gore Girls" tackled David Slade's "30 Days of Night"—an adaptation of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's vampire tale set in Alaska. Be sure to check out MoviesBlog.MTV.com for more from the "Gore Girls." -RM

Welcome to Gore Girls! MTV contributor Terri Schwartz doesn't know crap about the horror genre, and she's volunteered to be our Movies Blog guinea pig. She has a good guide too. Fellow contributor Jenni Miller is a bonafide horror enthusiast, and she's willing to walk Terri through her formative experiences with blood, guts, monsters and maniacs. Together, this dynamic duo are THE GORE GIRLS!!! Good luck Terri... you're definitely going to need it.

Our vampire-themed month for the Gore Girls continues today with "30 Days of Night." The setup is actually pretty ingenious for a vampire movie. The blood-suckers hate sunlight, right? And Alaska has, what, 100 days or so of sunlight each year? There's no better place for them to call home, provided they can survive that long hibernation. And "30 Days of Night" has the added bonus of being directed by David Slade, who just wrapped filming on the third "Twilight" movie, "Eclipse." Take it away, Jenni and Terri.

Continue Reading: '30 Days Of Night' Leaves MTV's Gore Girls Lost In The Alaskan Wilderness

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Melissa GeorgeThe fact that "30 Days of Night" wasn't a smashing success at the box office isn't necessarily an indicator that a sequel film is off limits—on the contrary, a follow-up to the comic book adaptation is about to go into production.

Any day now, "30 Days of Night: Dark Days" will start shooting in Vancouver with director Ben Ketai at the helm.

"30 Days of Night" creator Steve Niles attended Baltimore Comic-Con this past weekend and spoke with Comics Continuum about the upcoming movie, saying that they have one priority in mind right now: casting the film's lead. Read More...

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30 Days of NightDespite its lackluster box-office performance, "30 Days of Night" is getting a sequel. The vampire horror franchise created by Steve Niles will live on in the form of "30 Days of Night: Dark Days," which follows the journey of Stella Oleson as she seeks vengeance upon the vampires who ravaged her hometown and killed her husband.

Niles went into detail on the project during an interview with Shock Till You Drop, revealing that the vampires in "Dark Days" will be much closer to the villains he envisioned in the comics—namely, the vampires will speak.

"I have them doing what I originally wanted which is speaking all languages," Niles told the site of the sequel's vampire menace. Read More...

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30 Days of NightA sequel to "30 Days of Night," the 2007 adaptation of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's vampire comic book, is going to take a little longer than 30 days to arrive—but we're a little closer to seeing it today.

Bloody Disgusting has learned that "30 Days of Night: Dark Days" will begin shooting this October in Vancouver, Canada, with director Ben Ketai at the helm. Ketai collaborated on the "Dark Days" script with series creator Niles, and also directed a series of "30 Days of Night" webisodes as well.

"Dark Days" takes place in Los Angeles and focuses on Stella Oleson, the heroine of the first "30 Days of Night." Alongside a group of vampire hunters, Stella intentionally draws vampires out in the open in order to avenge the death of her husband Eben, played by Josh Hartnett in the 2007 horror flick. Read More...

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Criminal MacabreCal McDonald is a mess of a man... and that's the way fans like him. Created by renowned horror scribe Steve Niles, the drug-infused anti-hero's publishing history is as varied as his nearly 20 years of "Criminal Macabre" adventures with Dark Horse Comics.

Between several comic book series, novels, and online content, McDonald has killed a monster in almost every medium. Now with the possibility of a film adaptation on the way, the paranormal detective could be poised for a jump from self-imposed obscurity to mainstream monster hunting. Read More...

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30 Days of NightSteve Niles might like writing savage, crafty vampires like those that invade Alaska in his "30 Days of Night" comics, but that doesn't mean that he lacks a soft spot for the the classier, romantic bloodsuckers in Stephenie Meyers' "Twilight" books. Quite to the contrary, the horror writer behind "Wake the Dead" and "Freaks of the Heartland" has nothing but the utmost respect for his colleagues who take a softer approach to their vampire stories.

"It’s just a different way of looking at things," Niles told MTV News. "Everybody assumes that from watching '30 Days of Night' that I hate Anne Rice and the whole notion of romantic vampires, but it’s actually just the opposite." Read More...

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Ben TemplesmithBy Ben Templesmith


So, the powers that be (Cheers, Rick!) have let me have a go at some blogging here. (You poor, poor people, little do you realize what a train wreck you are in for.)

I had wanted to talk about my intensive breeding program to raise a sentient race of Chinchillas, or perhaps my love of collecting preserved mammoth dung (I have the largest collection in the southern hemisphere) or even about the logistics of superhero sexual relationships, but alas, all were deemed a little, well... off.

So I'm going to talk about horror -- specifically, the nature of creating horror in comics and how I go about it. I mean, it's sort of what I'm known for. Read More...

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'30 Days of Night'"30 Days of Night," the 2007 film adapted from Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's tale of vampires invading a secluded Alaskan town, will indeed have a sequel -- but it might not be headed for theaters.

In a conversation with Niles, the author confirmed to MTV News that rumors of a "30 Days of Night" sequel in the works were not only true, but a screenplay has already been completed for the film. According to Niles, the movie sequel will be based on the sequel to the original "30 Days of Night" comic book, a story titled "Dark Days." Read More...

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'30 Days of Night'Because it just ain't a comic book movie these days if there's no sequel speculation to go along with it, rumors are now making the rounds about a possible follow-up to "30 Days of Night" -- 2007's horror/thriller about a sleepy Alaska town that succubs to a month of darkness, therefore becoming a vampire vacation destination.

While there has been two made-for-TV follow-ups to the film ("Blood Trails" and "Dust to Dust"), according to BloodyDisgusting.com, reports that a follow-up feature film to the surprise hit is in the works, with original comic writer Steve Niles listed as a possible screenwriter. The blog then goes onto to describe what the rumored "30 Days of Night" sequel would entail, saying "Stella seeks revenge on the blood-thirsty vampires that destroyed her sleepy Alaskan town." While the BloodyDisgusting post cites no official confirmation from the studio or Niles, the reaction from commenters makes it clear that fans would love to see a "Part 2" to the film. Read More...

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'30 Days of Night: Dust To Dust'Before we got "30 Days of Night" about vampires in Barrow, Alaska, we had "Blood Trails" in New Orleans. And while we wait on a sequel to the film which would take place in Los Angeles, the vampires are still on Bourbon Street, thanks to FEARnet .

"There's the comic universe," said "30 Days" creator Steve Niles, "and then there's the movie universe, and then there's the webisodes, and they're all related."

"It's like a serial novel," said Shawnee Smith, who played Amanda in the "Saw" films and is now a detective in the new six-parter "Dust to Dust." "It's like radio shows the way they used to do, and it makes complete sense to me. This form gives us a lot of freedom." Read More...

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