5.0/10
3,517
32 user 21 critic
Three people from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a stalled elevator. What at first seems like an inconvenience rapidly escalates into a nightmare.

Writer:

Ed Dougherty (screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Filmed in a single continuous shot, the comedy follows a group of uptight philosophy graduate students as they cut loose at a house party on their last night together.

Director: Jonathan W. Stokes
Stars: Zack Bennett, David Wachs, Jon Weinberg
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The early life of American Evangelist Billy Graham.

Director: Robby Benson
Stars: Armie Hammer, Lindsay Wagner, Martin Landau
The Etiquette Ninjas (Video 2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Do unto other as you would wish done unto you. If you don't, the Etiquette Ninjas will beat the crap out of you.

Stars: Marcus Shultz, John F. Beach, Judilin Bosita
Blackout (TV Movie 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

There is a Power Cut in the UK for a week and this is a Docu-Drama about that.

Director: Ben Chanan
Stars: Jemima Abey, Maisie Abraham, Faraz Ayub
The Blackout (2009)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

It's Christmas Eve, the city goes dark, and the few remaining tenants of The Ravenwood find themselves trapped in their building. And they are not alone.

Director: Robert David Sanders
Stars: Barbara Streifel Sanders, Joseph Dunn, Ian Malcolm
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

With her son being held captive by a criminal gang, police-officer Amanda Doyle, together with her ex-husband and three unlikely allies, takes part in a desperate plot to hold a wealthy ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Bushe, Brian O'Neill
Stars: Sue Walsh, Jeff Doyle, Johnny Elliott
The Blackout (2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Then There Was is an ensemble thriller which tells the story of four college students, an expectant couple, and a lone survival expert who are confronted by a global blackout that forces ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Mandylor
Stars: Joseph D. Reitman, Abraham Benrubi, Lymari Nadal
The Breed (2006)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A group of five college kids are forced to match wits with unwelcoming residents when they fly to a "deserted" island for a party weekend.

Director: Nicholas Mastandrea
Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Oliver Hudson, Taryn Manning
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets up for auction at a convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that's motivated by an evil as old as time.

Directors: Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund
Stars: Thomas Lennon, Jenny Pellicer, Nelson Franklin
Blood Fest (2018)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda.

Director: Owen Egerton
Stars: Robbie Kay, Jacob Batalon, Seychelle Gabriel
Blackout (1978)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Thriller about four sadistic criminals who, after escaping during a transfer, take over a posh Manhattan apartment complex and start looting and terrorizing its occupants during New York City's famous 1977 blackout.

Director: Eddy Matalon
Stars: James Mitchum, Robert Carradine, Belinda Montgomery
The Woods (2006)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her disinterested parents.

Director: Lucky McKee
Stars: Lauren Birkell, Agnes Bruckner, Jane Gilchrist
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Amber Tamblyn ... Claudia
Aidan Gillen ... Karl
Armie Hammer ... Tommy
Katie Stuart Katie Stuart ... Francesca
Alvaro Roque Alvaro Roque ... Boy in Yellow Boots
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Arnold ... Homeless man
Claudia Bassols ... Pretty Woman
Peggy Batchelor Peggy Batchelor ... Allison
Rubén Castro Rubén Castro ... Maintenance Man
Leslie Charles Leslie Charles
Kate Jennings Grant ... Sister-in-law
Erin Guzowski Erin Guzowski ... Karl's Wife
Luana Lauverski Luana Lauverski ... Nurse
Beatriz Martínez Beatriz Martínez ... Young Claudia
Jane Partridge Jane Partridge ... Chloe
Edit

Storyline

Three strangers are trapped inside an elevator in an empty apartment building during a blackout. The asthmatic Claudia is traumatized with the accident with her beloved grandmother due to a moment of distraction. Karl is a widow doctor that loves his daughter. Tommy is a young man that has just accidentally killed the violent father of his girlfriend Francesca while protecting her and is planning to runaway to Paris with her. The tension of group escalates to a nightmare when one of the strangers shows that is a psychopath and sadistic serial-killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Terror. Elevated. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sadistic bloody violence including a rape, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapados See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market) | (PAL DVD) | (DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the scene just before Tommy meets Francesca's father for the first time, he dresses himself sitting in the bed. You see him putting on a t-shirt, in the next shot the shirt is suddenly gone, then it's back on again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Karl: There is no chance. No destiny. No fate. There's only what you take from the world. And what the world takes from you.
See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD is cut by 31 secs by the BBFC to edit shots of sexual torture including a woman being raped and her breasts cut with a scalpel. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not the best nor the worst.
28 July 2012 | by XxBabyKillerxXSee all my reviews

This was another movie that Neflix had listed under Horror films so I figured I would watch it. This is one of those movies that feels like it is longer than it actually is and is actually somewhat difficult to sit though. It isn't that it wasn't good at all it's that I didn't really care for the characters. As in I didn't care who died and who lived. Also this movie was quite predictable and I didn't really get shocked from anything in it which is never good in a Horror movie in my honest opinion. Although I didn't give this a high rating I still liked some parts. I give "Blackout" a 5 out of 10

~Joe


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed