Four survivors of a mysterious plague of darkness flee the shadows that seem to have consumed all of society in this thriller from Session 9 director Brad Anderson. Detroit has fallen ominously silent; the power to the city appears to have been cut off, and the streets are littered with the clothes of people whose bodies are nowhere to be found. Desperate and terrified, movie-theater projectionist Paul (John Leguizamo) seeks shelter with television news reporter Luke (Hayden Christensen), frightened physical therapist Rosemary (Thandie Newton), and trigger-happy 12-year-old James (Jacob Latimore) in an inner-city bar owned by James' mother, who has apparently vanished along with the rest of humanity. Momentarily safe thanks to a power generator that keeps the clutching shadows at bay, the group ponders how to stay alive as Rosemary fears what fate befell her missing infant son, and Luke conceives a plan to seek out his estranged wife in Chicago. When the lights start to flicker, the fight for their lives begins. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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I saw this on HD Net movies pre-release and the suspense through-out was good wondering what was the cause or reason for the vanishings,which was never explained as the movie abruptly ended,which was the most disappointing. Only for a last minute rental would I suggest.
Awful film. Very predictable and not enough character development. This film gives no explanations as to why things are happening. Cheap sets and locations. Please do not waste your time or money. Bush
The title is misleading. It sounds like a localized area. We were left with more questions then answers. it didn't matter if you were awake or a sleep to "vanish". What started it? Why didn't the people use common sense? Is it because they are "city" people and didn't know any better. How to build fire? How to use gas for light...etc. What was the darkness? It looked like a they mixed "The Langoliers" with " Darkness Falls" and a touch of a very bad B movie I can't remember the name of. If you have seen the trailer , you've seen the best part.