RUNTIME: 90 min.
CAST: Jordan Marder, Costas Mandylor, Grant Harvey, Danielle Burgio, Abraham Benrubi
DIRECTOR: Louis Mandylor
SYNOPSIS: Martin and his pregnant wife leave New York to return to the small town where Martin grew up, an idyllic, quiet hamlet hundreds of miles from the nearest city, a place where everyone knows one another. The sheriff stands in front of the general store greeting the smiling townspeople…a group of college students hike into the forest…retired soldier Jim embraces the isolated privacy of life surrounded only by nature. Nothing much happens in this peaceful community. All is normal on a beautiful, perfect autumn day. And then the power goes out. Rumors spread of a nationwide apocalyptic attack. Fear sets in. Martin tries to help the panicked residents, putting his wife’s pregnancy at risk. With communication lines down and fuel supplies low, food and provisions become scarce, and the town quickly devolves into disorganized chaos. The arrival of a merciless gang of armed felons brings terror to the community, collapsing what little order had remained. In his cabin, Jim readies his arsenal of weapons – and fortifies his home – to prepare for what’s coming. Meanwhile, the students wander through the woods, unaware of the mass hysteria gripping the region…until it is too late. Chaos erupts into bloody violence when the hikers’ paths eventually cross with Martin’s and the gang of criminals at Jim’s compound. Gritty, disturbing, and frighteningly real, we are witness to the worst of human nature as society falls apart and the law of the jungle takes over during THE BLACKOUT. Darkness descends.