30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010) - full transcript

It has been a year since the isolated Alaskan town of Barrow's population was decimated by vampires during its annual month long sunset. Riddled with grief over the death of her husband Eben, bound by nightmares and void of all emotions beyond hate and sorrow, Stella Oleson has spent the past months traveling the world, trying to convince others that vampires exist. Met with skepticism and laughter, she is ready to throw in the towel when a group of lost souls offers an incredible opportunity: the chance to exact revenge upon Lilith, the vampire queen responsible for the assault on her sleepy Alaskan town. With nothing remaining to live for, and nothing left to fear, Stella joins their mission and ventures into the uncharted underbelly of Los Angeles where she pushes herself to the most extreme limits to stop the evil from striking again.

I never wanted a war.

I just wanted people
to know what happened here.

Ninety-eight men,



My husband.

And yet no one believed.

They rebuilt the town.

Life went on.

But I was already dead inside.

I never wanted a war.

Good evening.

I'm Stella Oleson.
I'm a survivor of Barrow.

I've been traveling
for the past 10 months,

trying to find ways
to make people understand.

So I wanna thank you...

all of you, for being here tonight,
for having an open mind.

The story I'm about to tell you
is an absolute truth.

It wasn't a faulty pipeline...

that destroyed our peaceful town.

Ninety-eight people
didn't die in an oil fire.


The truth is...

last year when the sun set
for 30 days,

our town, Barrow, Alaska,

came under siege
by a clan of vampires.

That's ok.

People always laugh.

But tonight...

tonight will be different.

See, they go to great lengths to make
you think that they don't exist...

which is why,

every time I do one of these
things a couple of them show up.

Well, I have a surprise for you.

I've rigged the ceiling with three
SunMax ultraviolet lights,

each of which are the same

intensity and wavelength
as the sun at high noon.

If there are any of you out there

I suggest you stand
and show yourselves.


I'm a vampire.

Hit the lights.

Clever little show.

Well, people need to know the truth.

That's a good one.

My husband,

my closest friends,

I watched them die.

I understand.

And post-traumatic stress can...

It can really mess a person up.

All those people tonight,
they can't deny what they saw.

But what they saw was a hoax, right?

An elaborate stunt perpetrated
by a very sick woman.

If it was a hoax,

then why send in the FBI?

You're a thorn in my side,
Stella Oleson.

If it were up to me,

I'd choke you with my bare hands
and bury you in the fucking desert.

Others, however, feel...

that would draw too much attention.

Who are you?

The body's already in the incinerator.

No one will ever believe you.

Sorry Eben.

Come on, give me the key.


Who the fuck are you?

I'm Paul.

That's Todd.

And that's Amber.

Great. Now why the fuck
are you in my room?

Dane sent us.

I lost my daughter,

three years ago, up in Washington.

My mom and dad,

right off our farm outside of Tulsa.

My fiance, New Orleans,
middle of the fucking city.

And no one believed us.

Might as well have been talking
about UFOs, Bigfoot, some shit.

Which is why, for the last two years,

we've been out there hunting them.

Hunting them?


And we could use a fourth.

No, you don't hunt them.
They hunt you.


What did I tell you?

Where you going?

This is a fucking waste of time.



Look, Stella, we know what it's like...

waking up in the night...

with your heart pounding.

We're offering you a chance
to end that...

put those nightmares to rest.

You don't know me.

No. No, we don't know you.

But we know you're a survivor.

What was it, 30 days?

And you held on?

You know their strengths,
their weaknesses.

No one's gonna believe you.

You're gonna have to face that.

They found us.

Found her.

How many?
Just one, so far.

All right.

Get the door.

Son of a...


Yeah, take a seat.

Time to check out?

The FBI agent...

he wasn't one of them, but...

Yeah, man, they call them bug eaters.


Fuckers are everywhere.

They do Lilith's bidding,

and in return she
promises them immortality.

Lilith, who's Lilith?

She's the one we're after.

Queen bee.

You really haven't done
your homework, have you?

I'm sorry. Do you have a

problem with me or are you just....

Yeah, actually I do. I'm afraid
you're gonna get us all killed.

Easy, A.

This is what Dane wanted.

She's like a fucking magnet.

Lilith orchestrates everything.

She keeps them organized.

She keeps them secret.

She also keeps way off the grid.

But Dane's helped us track her here
to Los Angeles.

Yo, if we could take her out...

the entire network falls apart.

Let's check it out.
Come on.

Let me get my shoe on. Shit.

Jesus Christ.

What the shit is that?

Come on, look at his hands.

Well, well, enjoying the view?

Where are we?

You're gonna meet your friend, Dane.

Little bit.

Were you followed?
I don't think so.

No, no way they followed us.

We were traveling, like,
80 miles an hour.

No. Don't. Stella...

he's not like the others.


It's a pleasure
to finally meet you.

I imagine this must be
very unsettling.

My wound...

was superficial...

and so somehow
I've managed to hold on...

all these years...

to some...

semblance of my humanity.

That's not possible.


How do you feed?

Does that all the time.

Fucking disgusting.

Why did you start writing me letters?

Why did you start reading them?

You knew things...

things other people
couldn't possibly know.

And I wanted answers.

You wanted revenge.

And the only way to get that...

is with force.

They're old service tunnels.

An earthquake in the '70s
rendered them useless,

but Lilith has carved them
out as a nest.

This the only entrance?

The rest are sealed off.

How many uglies are we talking here?

It's hard to say.

I'm sure we can handle it.

Wait, you're planning on just
walking in there and killing her?


We got big guns, sweetheart.

We've gone into nests like this before,

Seattle, New Orleans.

Yeah, this ain't our first picnic.

This one might be different though.

Lilith is in L.A. for a reason.

Whatever it is,
I'm certain she's brought backup.

Well, it could be our only shot.


What if she disappears?

Who knows how long it'll be
before we find her again.

Use the daylight as usual.

Give yourselves an out.

If it's daylight, what about you?

I don't go.


It's the best time to do it.

If the four of us can corner her...

if three of you can corner her.

I never agreed to any of this.

Told you.

Lil... Lilith, I...


I've detained the witnesses
from the motel.

I was thinking maybe...

it was time.

She wants to know
about the Alaskan,



I sent her packing, back to Barrow.

She wants to know
how you can be so sure.

How can I be so...

Because I threatened her.
I scared her.

She was afraid of me.

Well, what did she just?

Mind if I sit?

May I?

Go ahead.

So, what's your plan now?

Going back to Barrow?

I can't.

Can't risk them following
me back there.


Home is...

an unfamiliar concept.

I haven't been home in years.

Your daughter.

What was her name?



That's beautiful.

She'd have been 6 next week.

I heard the window...

shatter upstairs.

I rushed back to her room.

I saw him.

I saw him there
in the window with her.

He looked back at me.

Those black eyes...


And then she was gone.

Nobody believed me.

Not the police.

Not my wife.

Ex-wife now.

So I kept moving...

but always...


for a story like mine.

That's how I found Todd
and Amber.

That's how we found you.


You said she orchestrates.

They don't make a move
without her saying so.

Not one move.


Hey, you ok?


Shit, man.

I thought we had it
bad back in Bywater.

A lot of desperate people.

It's all right, though.

You know, it was home.

Live just about anywhere when you're
with somebody you care about.

How about you, Stella?

What's it like up there in Barrow?


It's a Marine Defender.

There are six in the mag.

You can go ahead and check.


Bullets only slow them down.

I know.

I guess you do.


All right?

Yeah, I just...


I'm good.




Watch your step.

You guys, we never go
this far from the light.

I'm serious.

This isn't how we did it last time.


You smell that?



That's real fresh.

Let's be careful.

They could be close.

This isn't right.

This is a mistake.

This is not how we do things
and you know it.

We're too far from the sun.

This is not the time Amber.

We're too fucking so far.
Shut up Amber.

We need to back up and to regroup.
We do it now or we don't do it.

No, this isn't how we do things.

You're gonna get us killed.

You know fuck this.

I'm going back.


Behind you, Stella!




Hold on.


This way!

Come on, over here.

Go, go, go.

Todd, you ok?

Where did they get you Todd?

What happened?
What have they done?

All right?


It's ok.
Kill me.




you can hold on.

You can hold on, ok?

Hey, Dane held on for
all this years, you can too.

I can't.

Yes, you can.
Yes, you can.

Yes, you can.
You can.

Hey, hey.

Hey, hold on.

Will you?

I can feel myself...

slipping away.




You know how this works.

Jesus Christ!

I can't.
I can't.

You don't have a choice.


Do something!


I'm not gonna do it.

I'm not doing it.

Look at me.

I'm your friend, Todd.

I know you.

Fight it, Todd.

Fight it.

Fight it.

I thought you said
you've done this before.

Never one of our own.

Yeah, well, get used to that.

What are we gonna do?

How are we gonna get out of here?

Fight our way out.

How are we gonna do that?

We're low on ammo.
We're down a man.

Well, what do you suggest?

We wait.

Until dark, until they go out and hunt.

No, fuck that.

Fuck that. I can't..

Stay in here.

I can't.

Can you try not to lose your shit
and get another one of us killed?


What the fuck?


What the fuck did you just say?

You think this is my fault?

You think this was my fault!

That what you think?

Well, fuck you. Everything
was fine until you showed up.

You'd be doing me a favor.


We'll wait till dark.

Are they still out there?

I don't see them.

Wait, Paul.
What the fuck are you do...

Come on. They've gone to feed.

Nice of you to join us.

I found a way out.

What the fuck are you doing?
Just kill it.

Where's Lilith?

I don't think he heard you.

Did you not hear me?

Where is Lilith?

I told you.

He'll die before he gives her up.

No, please!


Let me go!


We didn't see nothing.

Open your mouth.

Fuck you.

Leave him alone!

Leave him alone!




What the fuck you sick bitch?

You want to get out...

tell me something.

There'll be another feast soon.

Where the sun doesn't rise.

How's that for useful?

Tell me what town.

Only the queen knows.

They're planning another siege,

during the darkness.

Sun sets in three days.


Let him go.

You can use him.

Slow. Slow down or they'll hear us.

There. There he is.

How many you think are in there?

I don't know.
Could be lots.


what do you keep in
that bag of yours?

Just 12 pounds of C-4.

Good, then we'll wait till the sun's up.


So, what do you do
when all this is done?

I used to feel like finding Lilith
was my endgame.

Like it was the last of my business.

Once we got it done, if I survived...

I was gonna finally go home...

put on my robe...

sit on my porch...

brew myself up a nice cup of coffee...

drink it while the sun come up...

then blow my fucking brains out.

But I don't think like that anymore.

What do you think like now?

Like I wanna put this all behind me.

Start over.

They won't come out
if we're near the light.

Then we'll go where it's darker.

Yeah, well, it won't be dark for long.



Are they dead?

It's ok.

Help me, please.
Get me out of here.

Calm down.
We're gonna help you.

Hold still.

It's ok. I know.

You gotta be quiet now.

What's your name?

Tell me your name, sweetheart.


Oh, my God.

We're gonna get you out.
It's ok.

Can you tell me where they are?

They're everywhere.

Where's the detonator?

I don't know.

It's gone.

We're fucked!

Stay behind me.

There's too many.



Fucking thumb.

You all right?

Yeah, I'm fine.

Be careful.
Here, watch your step.

Was she here?

I don't know.

Let's go.

You're ok.

I got you.

You're ok.

It's gonna be all right.

You're safe now.

Ok, ready?

On three.




Easy, easy, easy.

Joint's gonna be pretty weak.

Could slip out.


I can do it.

It's ok. I got it.

Where's the girl?


She's sleeping.

We need to find out
what she knows.

Yeah, well, she can barely put
two sentences together so...

let's give her a minute.

All right.

All set.

I haven't felt anything
in a long time...

except anger.

And that's gotten me this far.

It's Dane.

He's helping them.

I've been trailing them.

I know where they're hiding.

Take care of it.

I'm running out of time.

I want this.


Show me.

God. Leave me alone.

Leave me alone!


You fucking...

They brought us on a ship...

with bodies.

So many.

Some of us they took ashore...

to keep bleeding us.

And Lilith, was she on the ship?



I don't know. They...

Come on, Jennifer.
I need you to remember.

Does sh...

Maybe don't push too hard?

Can you try to remember?

Does Lilith stay on the ship?

I think so.

Do you remember where it was?

I saw army boats.

Would you recognize it, the ship?



Take her out back.

Ok. Come on.

Come on.
Out the back.

Come on.
Come on.

Go, go, go.

Go, go, go!

What the fuck was that?

Is he following us?

I don't think so.

Do you see it?


Over there.

When we get out of here...

I want you to take this car and go.



we don't even have a plan for this.

We could call the Coast Guard.

And tell them what?

There's a ship full of vampires?

We're gonna get on that thing,

and stop it from leaving.

And you know it's suicide, right?

Let's go.

What the hell are they doing?

Is that...

Is that blood?

They can come back.

If they still have their head.

What was that?

It's moving.

It's happening.

They're leaving.

Wait, wait, wait. We...

We cannot be stuck on this ship.

We will not make it.

We don't have a choice.

Yes, we fucking do have a choice.
We could...

We could run back now and
we could swim for it.

Then what?

This ship gets to the Arctic Circle,
hundreds more will die.


I'm sorry.

Fuck it.


Navigation room.

Is that up?

It's one level up,
three sectors over.

Through the mess hall.


Oh, God.

Kill me.



Who the fuck are you?

Where's the ship headed?


Town called Wainwright.

Turn it around.

I can't.

I can't. I'm sorry.
Don't say sorry.

Just turn it the fuck around.
I'd do like she says, pal.


They have my family.

They said...

Said they'd do terrible things.

They don't tell me anything.



Do it.


How many bullets you got?

Not enough.

Use them on ourselves?

I was thinking the same thing.

Bleed them out.

You get to watch first.

No. Don't do this.



Ok. Hold still.

Let me see.

Oh, God. Ok.

It's gonna be ok.

I need to stop the ship.

Do you have any idea
how this shit works?


I think that did something.




Does it feel like it did in Barrow?

When you held your dear Eben?

Felt him die...

in your arms?


I can smell you.

I can smell your blood.

I felt nothing.

I could've let the ship go,

Parliament 454, do you read?

And drift into endless darkness.

Parliament 454, this is Z-E Steven Rome,
U.S. Coast Guard.

Can you verify your location?

Myself along with it.

Parliament 454, did you receive
mass text transmission?

Please respond.

Parliament 454, please respond.
U.S. Coast Guard, Z-E Steven Rome.

Do you copy?

Parliament 454,
can you verify your location?

Z-E Steven Rome, U.S. Coast Guard.

What they found on that ship...

it was never on the news.

No one ever talked about it.

I thought about searching
for more people,

with stories like mine.

But I already knew one.

Come on.

Please, please, please.




I can't believe it's you.

I can't leave you.

Sync & corrections November 2018