Vanishing on 7th Street

February 5th, 2011


Vanishing on 7th Street

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The population of Detroit has almost completely disappeared, but a few remain. As daylight disappears they realize that the Dark is coming for them.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 4.9/10 (11,778 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Director: Brad Anderson

Stars: Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo

When a massive power outage plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, a disparate group of individuals find themselves alone. The entire city's population has vanished into thin air, leaving behind heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. Soon the daylight begins to disappear completely, and as the survivors gather in an abandoned tavern, they realize the darkness is out to get them, and only their rapidly diminishing light sources can keep them safe.

Hayden Christensen - Luke
John Leguizamo - Paul
Thandie Newton - Rosemary
Jacob Latimore - James
Taylor Groothuis - Briana
Jordan Trovillion - Concession Girl (as Jordon Trovillion)
Arthur Cartwright - Security Guard
Neal Huff - Chicago Reporter
Hugh Maguire - Patient
Erin Nicole - Paige (as Erin Nicole Brolley)
Stephen Clark - Male TV Anchor
Carolyn Taylor - Female TV Anchor (as Caroline Clifford-Taylor)
Larry Fessenden - Bike Messenger
Nicholas Yu - Chinese Reporter (as Nick Yu)

Taglines: Stay in the light


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Release Date: 5 February 2011

Filming Locations: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $22,197 (USA) (13 March 2011)

Technical Specs


Revealing mistakes: A gasoline powered generator is in continuous use in the bar's basement throughout most of the movie, giving off clearly visible fumes. No one is even bothered by this, let alone asphyxiated.

[first lines]
Concession Girl: [squinting] You um, do you uh, your light...
Paul: What? Oh, uh, I'm such a moron.
Concession Girl: How's the movie?
Paul: Ah you know, Adam Sandler gets in a mess, wife gets pissed, runs from some people... predictable, formulaic, fart jokes. You wouldn't like it.
Concession Girl: Mmm. How would you know what I like?

User Review


Rating: 3/10

While parts of the movie peaked my interest, overall, it was very disappointing. A vague plot, poor script, weak effects and actors trying their best to make it work. Too bad they failed. A movie with this premise has great potential, it can lead the viewer down a path and let the audience intellectually fill in the blanks. In order for that to occur, the movie itself must provide the plot points, the material that that allows, and draws the viewer to want to connect the dots and create, so to speak, their own movie within a movie. I just gave up, and so, apparently, did the filmmakers. I won't gave away anything, because there really isn't anything to tell.


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