I got a chance tonight to watch a free screening of "30 Days of Night" at the Cinemark 17 in Dallas. There are times when free costs too much.
"30 Days of Night" is the first movie ever released in theaters where you can experience an entire month of boredom in real-time.
The number of legitimate scares in the film can be counted on one hand, all of the interesting scenes are either shaky-cam'ed to death, not shown or immediately cut away from, and the majority of the speaking parts are accompanied by both dialog that is stilted and out of place and acting that makes Keanu Reeves look energetic.
That said, there are a couple of fairly creepy scenes, including a scene with a child devouring a parent and the child's subsequent dispatching, but they are too few and too far between. The most frightening thing, however, is that this movie was considered good enough to release.
Your Halloween scare budget would be better reserved for your local haunted house or "Saw IV" when it comes out next week.