Three people from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a stalled elevator. What at first seems like an inconvenience rapidly escalates into a nightmare.

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Three strangers are trapped inside an elevator in an empty apartment building during a blackout. The asthmatic Claudia is traumatized with the accident with her beloved grandmother due to a moment of distraction. Karl is a widow doctor that loves his daughter. Tommy is a young man that has just accidentally killed the violent father of his girlfriend Francesca while protecting her and is planning to runaway to Paris with her. The tension of group escalates to a nightmare when one of the strangers shows that is a psychopath and sadistic serial-killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Three strangers trapped. One killer dying to get out. See more »


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Rated R for sadistic bloody violence including a rape, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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On Elizabeth's tombstone it says her last name is "Madox", but when we see her husband Karl in his car there's a closeup of his ID which says his last name is "Maddox". See more »

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Karl: There is no chance. No destiny. No fate. There's only what you take from the world. And what the world takes from you.
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Effective Low-Budget Thriller
2 March 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Three strangers are trapped inside an elevator in an empty apartment building during a blackout. The asthmatic Claudia (Amber Tamblyn) is traumatized with the accident with her beloved grandmother due to a moment of distraction. Karl (Aidan Gillen) is a widow doctor that loves his daughter. Tommy (Armie Hammer) is a young man that has just accidentally killed the violent father of his girlfriend Francesca (Katie Stuart) while protecting her and is planning to runaway to Paris with her. The tension of group escalates to a nightmare when one of the strangers shows that is a psychopath and sadistic serial-killer.

"Blackout" is an effective low-budget thriller with a tense and scary story. The plot is uncomfortable despite most of the story happening in one location with flashbacks of the lives of the three characters. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Blackout – Prisioneiros do Medo" ("Blackout – Prisoners of the Fear")


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