Blackout (2008)





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KM 31 director Rigoberto Castaneda takes the helm for this independent thriller concerning three people who become trapped in a hospital elevator for twenty-four hours. Her grandmother mere moments away from death, a young woman (Amber Tamblyn) races the ailing woman to the nearest hospital. Little does the concerned granddaughter realize that what first appeared to be a minor inconvenience is about to turn into something much more malevolent. Later, as the trapped trio grows increasingly frantic, a psychotic doctor (Aidan Gillen) reveals that he's more inclined to take lives than save them.
R (for sadistic bloody violence including a rape, nudity and language)
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Capitol Films

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Amber Tamblyn
as Claudia
Katie Stuart
as Francesca
Alvaro Roque
as Boy in Yellow Boots

Critic Reviews for Blackout

All Critics (2) overtly obnoxious thriller that boasts few positive attributes (if any).

Full Review… | July 15, 2016
Reel Film Reviews

Blackout gets stuck between genres, without enough decent characterisation (or uninterrupted tension) to take it to the next level.

Full Review… | February 9, 2009

Audience Reviews for Blackout

three stars!

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

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Great cast, well acted to spite the predictable storyline Nicely shot (aside from several superfluous roamining camera shots of the elevator shaft and empty apartment building) and edited for the most part. No great surprises...but not a complete waste of time.

Robert C
Robert C

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Not too hard to figure out who the killer is. Spent too much time (and money) on elaborate shots of the elevator shaft and surrounding building. Built the characters using flashbacks that felt randomly placed. Not very tense for a "trapped in a small space" movie then for the final act, it kicks into a gory creep-out overdrive. For horror fans, you might want to just skip the first 2/3 of the film and skip to the bloody meat of it, because that's where it gets "fucked up" serial killer style. "Most Fucked Up" Highlight: flashback of the killer torturing and raping a beaten, stabbed, and sliced victim who is paralyzed but can feel everything

_kelly .King
_kelly .King

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