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Cast: Jordan Marder, Costas Mandylor, Bill Sage, Lymari Nadal, Ronnie Blevins

Director: Louis Mandylor

Genre: Thriller

Year: 2015

Rating: NR

A young expecting couple, four rebellious teenagers and a lone survival expert are confronted by a global blackout that forces them to survive as society falls apart around them.

"Blackout" tells the story of a major loss of all power over the entire nation. But it focuses on one small community and several characters including a survival expert, a pregnant couple and four young friends who are out hiking and have no clue know is happening. By the time the four friends find out all hell has broke loose. It has been days since the blackout started and people have become violent as they look for food and water.

The movie shows the ugly side of human nature when something this bad happens. The film is very realistic which is why it is so frightening. I am not going to go into major plot details here so not to ruin the film for those that haven't see it but I will say it is one of the better films like it I have seen

Credit that to Writers, Jordan Marder and Steve Yoon for putting on paper a believable and tense story that was engaging and thought-provoking. Add Director, Louis Mandylor who does a masterful job keeping things simple but powerful at the same time and you have one of the better stories of survival out there.

Costas Mandylor stars in the film as survival expert, Jim and he gives a great performance as does the rest of the cast. "Blackout" looks and sounds good and the location and settings are perfect. The film has plenty of drama and action, it also supplies just the right amount of tension and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat as you wait to see what happens next.

There is a whole lot to like here, I would the film a sleeper hit that should do well by getting strong word of mouth. It is available now at your local Redbox or you can buy the DVD or Blu-ray HERE.

I wasn't expecting much when I sat down to watch this film but I ended up really enjoying it. I even liked the ending which I though was a perfect way to finish off the movie. I don't think there could have a better way to end it, at least not realistically. I recommend "Blackout" to anyone that enjoys this type of thriller.

Released by MTI Home Video

**** Out Of *****