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Publisher Description

The story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction.

Comics & Graphic Novels
13 February
IDW Publishing
Idea and Design Works, LLC

Customer Reviews

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This is the original graphic novel

This is the original graphic novel from which the film was derived. There are a bunch of significant differences in the storyline, but have a look at the sample before you download because this novel has a very particular graphic style, which to me is a little like a storyboard rendering.

The script for the movie is a used to teach screenplay writing, and My interest in the graphic novel was to see the changes that had occured to adapt the original graphic novel (in storyboard-like format) for screen.

The screenplay is really tight, we don't need backstory on the vampies because we are viewing it from the point of view of the human survivors as it unfolds - so for the film, we don't know anymore than they do. The original graphic novel provides a very different approach to story telling and to my surprise is a whole other thing. One stark difference is that Stella and Eben are still a couple, and another is that it includes a lot more explanation about the vampires.

I gave this graphic novel 3 stars because it has been interesting and educational for me, but I find the drawings too indistinct. I know this is the deliberate style, but it's not a style I'm fond of. I might find it more accessible in hard copy, but i'm viewing on an iPad, and I don't know that they do the graphic novel format justice because the screen is just too small.

There is another "novelisation" of the actual movie ("authored" by Tim Lebbon - whatever that means), which has a cover the same as the movie but is not a graphic novel, it is the movie script in the form of a novel (all text, no pictures).

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