The past few years have been a bad time for horror movies. With so many poorly made torture chic movies released, it seems there have been very few good horror movies made. Fortunately, it looks like that might change. This December will see the release of another adaptation (the first two being the films The Last Man on Earth and The Omega Man) of Richard Matheson's apocalyptic vampire novel, I Am Legend. Before that, however, on October 19, 2007, a film adaptation of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's graphic novel 30 Days of Night. The concept of both the graphic novel and the movie is simple, yet starkly original. Essentially, vampires take over a small Alaska town where during winter the sun does not rise for 30 days.
The film's trailer was just recently released. And if the trailer is any indication, it might be a very good film. Just the change of pace needed from the last few years of torture chic.