This sequel begins exactly where the first movie ended, with vampire Eben disintegrating from the sun while his wife Stella holds him. But instead of actress Melissa George it's Kiele Sanchez (THE PERFECT GETAWAY, LOST). She leaves Barrow, Alaska, and writes a book about the horrifying month the town was slaughtered by vampires. But everyone laughs when she insists it's a true story. That is until she has one particular reading and has the auditorium rigged with ultraviolet lights. She turns them on and the vampires in the audience burn up. There's panic. She's visited by an FBI agent who is working for the vampires and he tells her to leave town. Instead, she's recruited by a group of vampire hunters. They've all lost loved ones and want revenge. The leader, Dane, turns out to be a vampire who has retained some of his humanity. Stella reluctantly decides to join them and falls for Paul. They want to kill the Queen of the vampires, Lilith (Mia Kirshner), who organizes everything they do.
The group also learns that burnt, seemingly dead vampires, can be resurrected with blood, which plants an idea in Stella's head.
When they learn she is setting up another group of vampires to prey on an unsuspecting Alaskan town she wants to stop them. She doesn't want another Barrow to happen. They find the ship and are horrified to see it loaded with humans, for food. They are also hopelessly outnumbered.
The movie is faithful to graphic novel and the ending, like the book, leaves it wide open for the sequels. This will be an entertaining franchise. I much prefer these ferocious, animal-like vamps to the moody ones of TWILIGHT and VAMPIRE DIARIES.