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Modern-Day Werewolf Thriller, BLACKOUT Arrives in Theaters and VOD/Digital April 12

A man stares straight ahead while sitting in the drivers safe encased in a red glow
Image courtesy of Dark Sky Films

Writer-director Larry Fessenden has created some of the most original and memorable independent horror films of the last 25 years, from Habit and Wendigo to The Last Winter, Skin and Bones, Beneath and Depraved. His latest, BLACKOUT, ranks among his most chilling and thought-provoking works with a cast that includes Alex Hurt, Addison Timlin, Motell Gyn Foster, Joseph Castillo-Midyett, Ella Rae Peck, Rigo Garay, John Speredakos, Michael Buscemi, Jeremy Holm, Joe Swanberg, James Le Gros, Kevin Corrigan, Marshall Bell and Barbara Crampton.

Earning rave reviews on the festival circuit, BLACKOUT marks the long-awaited reunion of Dark Sky Films and Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix, two iconic horror companies that brought us contemporary classics such as Ti West's The House of The Devil and The Innkeepers, Jim Mickle's Stake Land and Adrian Garcia Bogliano's Late Phases.

Painter Charley (Alex Hurt, Minyan, TV's "New Amsterdam") wakes up in an upstate motel where he appears to have been living for some time. After he packs and leaves he encounters various people in the small town where everybody knows your name. Charley is saying goodbye to the estranged love of his life, Sharon (Addison Timlin, Submission, TV's "American Horror Stories"), and settling his affairs with a manic urgency that culminates with a call to a friend, Earl (Motell Gyn Foster, Marriage Story, A Dog's Way Home), saying: "You better be ready, I'm coming."

But Charley never makes it to his friend's house. When the sun goes down, he has convulsions while driving his car, goes off the road, and ends up in a ditch. Charley, it seems, is a werewolf. He attacks his rescuers and moves through the outskirts of town at night, wreaking havoc. But the next day, he can't remember the things he's done. Now, the tight-knit town must rally to find out what is tearing it apart: mistrust, fear, or a vicious monster.

BLACKOUT will be released nationwide on digital platforms and VOD on April 12th. BLACKOUT can also be seen at the following theaters (as of 4/5):

Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle NoHo 7

Glendale, CA - Laemmle Glendale

Los Angeles, CA - The Eastwood

Dayton, OH - The Neon

Columbus, OH - Gateway Film Center

Arlington, MA - Capitol Theatre

Santa Ana, CA - Frida Cinema

Albuquerque, NM - Guild Cinema


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