Barrow is real and no, the sun doesn't actually rise in the dead of winter. They do get like a twilight period for a few hours everyday.Is the real town called Barrow? I saw the movie and liked it, but I thought the whole town that stays dark for a month was made up, but it does happen in this one town for real. I was confused though as to why they couldnt drive or fly out of the town after it got dark. Planes and cars still operate even though it is dark!