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The Blackout (2009)

It's Christmas Eve, the city goes dark, and the few remaining tenants of The Ravenwood find themselves trapped in their building. And they are not alone.


Jim Beck (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Streifel Sanders Barbara Streifel Sanders ... Elizabeth Pierce
Joseph Dunn Joseph Dunn ... Daniel Pierce
Ian Malcolm ... Dylan Pierce
Michael Caruso Michael Caruso ... Ethan Devane
Caroline Rich ... Claire Devane
Anthony Tedesco ... Freddy Appleton
James Martinez James Martinez ... Eddie Clifton
John Gorman John Gorman ... Brett Carlisle
Alexis Zibolis ... Kerri Sterling
Ace Gibson ... Lenny Louis
Horace Martin Horace Martin ... Nigel Crawford
Larry Omaha Larry Omaha ... Ralph - the Electrician
Ashby de la Plaine ... Sophie St. James (as Ashby Plain)
Abigail Droeger ... Ashley Pierce
Tyler Armstrong Tyler Armstrong ... Kyle Pierce


After the city falls suddenly dark, the residents of a multistory building are faced with a hideous monster, who, apparently, was the cause of the people fallen on adversity. To confront bloodthirsty creatures killer moves on the floors, the neighbors together. But not many will survive this. Written by Masood Meery, Mashhad, IRAN

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When the lights go out...the feeding begins.

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Ashley was trapped in the basement, but in the end of the movie she appears trapped in the elevator, some floors above. See more »

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Pretty mundane
9 November 2009 | by HornbullSee all my reviews

In a creature feature, the atmosphere and setting play part of the biggest role. The apartment building and the basement setting are pretty weak. The opening was kind if interesting, but once we got into the apartment itself, the movie went downhill pretty quickly. There are very few quality moments in this, and the fact of the matter is that the story, acting and overall attempt at horror with this movie was pretty thrown together.

The CGI didn't blend well with the live action footage, and the creatures themselves looked wooden and lifeless. The girls were good looking, but none of the characters were given even a modicum of development in order to care about their fates. The frenetic pace of the action was confusing, and there The only good things about The Blackout was the musical score which wasn't half bad, and a couple of the shots were quality. Overall, a PASS!

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30 September 2012 (Spain) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Starway Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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