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One Minute Review: Illinois-Made, Award-Winning ‘The Blacklight’ Begins Streaming Oct 1

(Last Updated On: October 4, 2022)

The Blacklight is a suspenseful thriller that combines murder and magic with a large dose of the supernatural. It’s also funny as hell. Filmed partially throughout Northern Illinois, the low-budget indie film ran alongside a handful of major studio projects at this year’s Septimius Awards in Amsterdam, where it earned a “Best American Film” nomination. The Blacklight begins streaming on multiple platforms today.

The story features a number of characters who are tempted, teased, mesmerized and maddened by the power of an ancient artifact. The situations they meet along the way are straight out of a classic cult film, but they handle them with blockbuster confidence thanks to a clever script, a talented cast and a worthy crew.

Illinois Director/writer Nick Snow and Producer Don Hatton joined forces with a large group of New York artists to make The Blacklight, including co-writer Brooks Russell and several cast member collaborators from The Shorts Show.  

Check out our one-minute review of The Blacklight below. Watch for an extended interview with producer Don Hatton to appear soon in Screen Magazine

And here is the trailer for The Blacklight…


Click right here to watch The Blacklight on Amazon Prime.

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