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Blackout (IV) (2008)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  29 May 2008 (Russia)
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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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Terror. Elevated. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

29 May 2008 (Russia)  »

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Atrapados  »

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(European Film Market) | (PAL DVD) | (DVD release)


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2.35 : 1
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In the scene just before Tommy meets Francesca's father for the first time, he dresses himself sitting in the bed. You see him putting on a t-shirt, in the next shot the shirt is suddenly gone, then it's back on again. See more »


[first lines]
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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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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nice surprise
19 August 2009 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

I always hunting for some horror all around the globe, now and then you find some trash sometimes you find some beauties. This movie was available for a few Euro's so I guessed I was buying some boring trash. Lucky me, it wasn't. First of all, it is a bit of a slow starter. You will learn to know three people. Nothing to do with each other only that they live in the same apartment. For no reason at all they wait for the elevator to bring them home. But the elevator brakes down with the three in it. Due a black out. What happens next is flashbacks of their live and the reason why they want to get out of the elevator as soon as possible. Why, watch the movie. You won't see coming what will happen. The performances are really well done especially the doctor. But is it a real horror flick. I don't think so, it's more suspense with a little horror twist in it. It never is gory but it contains blood and CGI. But the CGI never attracts the attention. There is also some nudity in it for you freaks out there. Overall the movie was a nice surprise to see, can't understand why some people say it was boring.

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