Vanishing on 7th Street -- Film Review
"Vanishing on 7th Street" serves up the End of Days as a horror thriller where those left behind stumble around in a dark, deserted city seeking light against a seemingly eternal night. Whatever one’s view of Christian evangelical beliefs, from strictly a horror-film standpoint the movie needs a better villain.
Logic need not interfere with the bloody trappings of any horror film, but audiences want to understand the ground rules. This darkness, containing whispering voices and shadowy figures, presumably of those who vanished during the Rapture, vanquishes souls indiscriminately. The only rule seems to be that a person clutching any sort of light, a flashlight or even a lighted match, is spared. Sometimes. Lights go on and off willy-nilly so nothing is certain. And, really, how many times can you have characters trip and lose control of flashlights without inviting laughter?
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