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Poster for Blackout


Director: Larry Fessenden Run Time: 103 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023

Starring: Alex Hurt, Addison Timlin, Motell Gyn Foster, Joseph Castillo-Midyett, John Speredakos, Michael Buscemi, Joe Swanberg, Barbara Crampton, James Le Gros, Marshall Bell

NYC premiere

Tortured artist Charley (Alex Hurt) tries to numb the pain of his past with booze. As a string of grisly murders rocks his small town, he comes to the realization that he might be the culprit. After nights of heavy drinking, he finds unexplained gore—and manifests gruesome memory flashes through his artwork.

Blackout is the third in Fessenden’s artful take on the classic Universal Monsters, following Habit and Depraved. This film continues his theme of critiquing the monster inside all people and with beautiful practical effects to boot. —Caitlin Hughes