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Cast: 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

Director: Larry Fessenden

Genre: Horror

Year: 2024

Rating: NR

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, Im coming.

'Blackout' is the latest horror film from Writer/Director, Larry Fessenden. If you are familiar with his past films then you know what to expect here. Werewolf movies are popular amongst horror fans and this one should gain a following very quickly.

Done on a low budget so do not expect full blown werewolf effects but the make up work done here is very impressive. There isn't a ton of blood and guts either but I felt there was just enough to with with the amazing characters and the story line that brings an original take which helps it stand out from the rest.

Writer/Director, Larry Fessenden combines the werewolf myth with a character driven story about a man trying to do a few good things before leaving his town for good. There are a lot of characters mixed in to the film and most are very easy to care about in one way or another. The acting in the film is amazing and everyone does a great job playing their roles including, Alex Hurt who is the son of the late William Hurt. He even plays tribute to his dad to keep your eyes open. I few other notable cast members include, Michael Buscemi, James Le Gros and we get a cameo from the great Barbara Crampton.

Writer/Director, Larry Fessenden does a great job showing just how good Independent cinema is. He delivers an entertaining horror film that will keep you engaged with its story and its well written characters and it will have you at the edge of your seat during its exciting final act.

Released by Dark Sky Films

**** Out Of *****