Vanishing on 7th Street: Trailer.
So, when I read the premise for the independent film “Vanishing on 7th Street”, the first thing that came to mind was the old Vin Diesel movie “Pitch Black”, which basically boils down to ‘stay in well lit areas, or thats your as$, because scary things will grab you.’ One of my other issues is the classic “I just woke up, and the world ended while I slept” opening. Movie plots that start like that irk my nerves as much as acting makes Nicholas Cage go crazy. (I may as well just watch ’28 Days Later’.) But I do have to say that regardless of the other “stay in the light” themed movies, “7th Street” does take somewhat of a unique turn in terms of just what’s coming after you in the dark. And from the looks of the trailer, there are not that many main characters to go around, so there’s not telling who will live and who will go like other terribly predictable movies. I have my gripes, but all in all I think it’ll be good movie going experience. Click the pic to watch the trailer.
An unexplained blackout plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, and by the time the sun rises, only a few people remain – surrounded by heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. A small handful of strangers that have survived the night (Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo and newcomer Jacob Latimore) each find their way to a rundown bar, whose gasoline-powered generator and stockpile of food and drink make it the last refuge in a deserted city. With daylight beginning to disappear completely and whispering shadows surrounding the survivors, they soon discover that the enemy is the darkness itself, and only the few remaining light sources can keep them safe. As time begins to run out for them, darkness closes in and they must face the ultimate terror.