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Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)

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The population of Detroit has almost completely disappeared, but a few remain. As daylight disappears they realize that the Dark is coming for them.


Brad Anderson





Complete credited cast:
Hayden Christensen ... Luke
John Leguizamo ... Paul
Thandie Newton ... Rosemary
Jacob Latimore ... James
Taylor Groothuis ... Briana
Jordan Trovillion ... Concession Girl (as Jordon Trovillion)
Arthur Cartwright ... Security Guard
Neal Huff ... Chicago Reporter
Hugh Maguire ... Patient
Erin Nicole Erin Nicole ... Paige (as Erin Nicole Brolley)
Stephen Clark Stephen Clark ... Male TV Anchor
Carolyn Clifford-Taylor Carolyn Clifford-Taylor ... Female TV Anchor (as Carolyn Clifford-Taylor)
Larry Fessenden ... Bike Messenger
Nicholas Yu Nicholas Yu ... Chinese Reporter (as Nick Yu)


When a massive power outage plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, a disparate group of individuals find themselves alone. The entire city's population has vanished into thin air, leaving behind heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. Soon the daylight begins to disappear completely, and as the survivors gather in an abandoned tavern, they realize the darkness is out to get them, and only their rapidly diminishing light sources can keep them safe. Written by Official Site

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Fear lives in the dark See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The cast members would jog in place in between takes in order to maintain a proper level of intensity that was required for their characters. See more »


The jukebox plays CDs but suffers from vinyl-style slowing down of the music when the power drops. See more »


[first lines]
Concession Girl: [squinting] You, um... Would you... your light...
Paul: What? Oh, uh...
Concession Girl: My bad.
Paul: ...I'm such a moron.
Concession Girl: How's the flick ?
Paul: Ah... Ah, you know. Adam Sandler gets in a mess, wife gets pissed, rinse and repeat, predictable, formulaic, fart jokes...
Concession Girl: Yeah.
Paul: You wouldn't like it.
Concession Girl: Mmm. How would you know what I like?
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.6 (2011) See more »


Hello Little Boy
Written and Performed by Mildred Anderson
Licensed by Arrangement with Prestige Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Prestige Records / Concord Music Group, Inc.
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User Reviews

A really creepy idea and scary movie, for about ten minutes, then drags and gets repetitive. I say C
16 May 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

How can you run from the dark? After waking up to an empty city Luke (Christensen) and a small group of survivors try to find a way to escape. When they realize the darkness is what is causing the vanishings can they find enough light to survive? Based on the previews I had pretty high expectations for this movie, it was very slow moving. The idea was pretty creepy, and it is tons better then "The Happening", although the story line was pretty similar. This movie seems like a really good "Twilight Zone" episode, but it doesn't really work as a full length movie. It gets repetitive pretty quick. It begins as a pretty scary movie, but runs out of steam quick and begins to drag. This is not a bad movie at all, but after the "last man on earth" type movies like "I Am Legend" this one doesn't really compare. Much, much better then "The Happening", but not one to rush out and see. I give it a C.

Would I watch again? - Probably not.

*Also try - Skyline & The Happening

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Release Date:

5 February 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Vanishing on 7th Street See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,898, 20 February 2011

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2.35 : 1
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