Brad Anderson‘s new film Vanishing on 7th Street was just added to the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival, and now we’ve got a trailer for the horror / suspense film that stars Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo and Jacob Latimore.
STYD has the trailer, and there are definitely elements of Brad Anderson’s earlier film Session 9 in this one — the tunnel with the lights stands out, for example. But the plot is considerably different, and as long as the whole ‘trust only your own light’ angle doesn’t become too gimmicky, I’m still interested. Looking forward to a higher-res trailer, so I can go through a few sections in detail.
The basic plot is this:
Upon waking to find the city they live in devoid of human life, a group of survivors seek refuge in an old bar to protect themselves from a dark threat.
And the TIFF writeup adds some detail, if you want to know more than the trailer provides:
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It starts with a power outage. Where once stood living beings are now piles of discarded clothes. The once sunny city is shrouded in blackness…Each passing day contains fewer daylight hours, and only those who cling to some other form of light can escape the encroaching darkness.
A small group of survivors congregate in an old bar powered by a gas generator. Luke (Hayden Christensen) is a slick TV anchor forced to live by his wits. Paul (John Leguizamo) is a lonely projectionist working in a multiplex theatre. Rosemary (Thandie Newton) is a distraught mother whose baby is missing, and James (Jacob Latimore) is a shotgun-toting kid waiting for his mother to return. With their light sources slowly dying, they must find alternative illumination and a way out of the city. Overcome with paranoia and fear, the group struggles to understand the events that have brought them together.