VANISHING ON 7TH STREET
Stay in the Light
Release Date: February 18, 2011
Starring: Hayden Christensen, Thandie
Newton, John Leguizamo, Jacob
Latimore, Taylor Groothuis
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: Magnet Releasing/Magnolia
Director: Brad Anderson
Executive Producer: Lawrence Mattis, Michael
Herrick, Elayne Herrick, Kelly
Producer: Norton Herrick, Celine
Rattray, Tove Christensen
Writer: Anthony Jaswinski
Address Comments To:Bill Banowski, CEO, Magnolia Pictures
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Eamon Bowles, President, Magnolia Pictures
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Two men in Detroit, a movie theater projectionist and a TV reporter, survive the sudden disappearance of everyone around them. Only the people’s clothes are left, and the daylight hours are getting less and less. At the same time, a mysterious darkness reaches out to them, trying to grab them.
The two men make it to a small, well-lit neighborhood bar, which has a generator. There, they run into a little boy and a nurse. The boy’s mother, a bartender at the bar, went to find help at the church, but never returned.
As the darkness closes in, the people decide to make a break for it by using a truck down the street. Meanwhile, the mysterious darkness approaches.
VANISHING ON 7TH STREET is very spooky and suspenseful. Better yet, it has some wonderful Christian metaphors about staying in the light. And, the climactic scene takes place in the church, which has lit candles in it. The reason for the people’s disappearance is never really explained, however. There is also too much strong foul language and intense moments, so extreme caution is advised.
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”
- John 3:19-21 (NIV).
VANISHING ON 7TH STREET is very spooky and suspenseful. Better yet, it has some interesting Christian metaphors about staying in the light. And, the climactic scene takes place in the church, which has lit candles in it. However, there is too much strong foul language and many intense moments, so extreme caution is advised.