From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Blackout (1978, France/Canada) is a Crime-Thriller film directed by Eddy Matalon.


Main Details

  • Released in 1978
  • Color
  • Rating: R (USA), Banned (Germany)
  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Production Co.: DAL Productions | Maki Films | Somerville House
  • Distribution Co.: F.F.C.M. (1978) (France) (theatrical) | Cinépix Film Properties (CFP) (1978) (Canada) (theatrical) | Beate Uhse (1978) (West Germany) (theatrical) | New World Pictures (1978) (USA) (theatrical) | Filmtrust (1979) (Netherlands) (theatrical) | Norma-Vigo (1979) (Argentina) (theatrical) | Talma Filmes (1980) (Portugal) (theatrical) | Miracle Films (1981) (UK) (theatrical) | Pallas Film (1981) (Sweden) (theatrical) | Royal Film A/S (1981) (Norway) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Eddy Matalon.
  • Written by John C.W. Saxton, John Dunning, Eddy Matalon
  • Starring: James Mitchum, Robert Carradine, Belinda Montgomery, Ray Milland

Plot Summary

  • Thriller about four sadistic criminals who, after escaping during a transfer, take over a posh Manhattan apartment complex and start looting and terrorizing its occupants during New York City's famous 1977 blackout.


  • One City-Wide Blackout ... Deranged Killers on the Loose .. Twelve Hours of Sheer Terror!
  • Psychopaths on the Loose ... In a City Without Lights ... No One is Safe!
  • New York City: When the lights go out...The TERROR begins!
  • The most incredible twelve hours of terror ever lived!
  • The night the power failed.... and the shock began!

Also Known as

  • New-York Black Out
  • Die Bestien
  • Black-Out à New York
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