Alaska is the largest state of the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Approximately half of Alaska's 698,473 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area.
Barrow is a town located in the U.S. state of Alaska and is the principal setting of the 30 Days of Night franchise. It is said to be the northernmost town in America, consisting of three-hundred miles of roadless, snowswept wilderness. During the winter season, Barrow exists for thirty days without any sunlight at all, making it the perfect haven for nocturnal creatures such as vampires. In the early 2000s, a clan of vampires flocked to Barrow to enjoy the advantages of being able to feed without fear of burning up in the rising sun. A small group of towns folk rallied together to survive the vampires' hunting party, led by Sheriff Eben Oleson.