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* HardToLightFire: One survivor assembles a gasoline-powered torch to keep them at bay, then asks his companion for her lighter. She realizes she'd left it behind at their previous hiding place, so both have to race the shadows into a nearby clinic where she used to borrow matches from one of the nurses.


* JerkassFacade: Luke tries to present a stoic front to the other survivors, but scenes with him alone reveals that he is absolutely torn up by the disappearance of the woman he was meeting and apparently intended to propose to, and just as terrified as everyone else about what's going on.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: James survives the Darkness' attack and hitches along with another survivor]], but the daylight hours are getting shorter and electrical devices are losing their ability to provide energy, which means that outside of something along the lines of DivineIntervention, everyone who survived the first blackout will find themselves living on borrowed time before the Darkness claims them as well.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: James survives the Darkness' attack and hitches along with another survivor]], but the daylight hours are getting shorter and electrical devices are losing their ability to provide energy, which means that outside of something along the lines of DivineIntervention, everyone who survived the first blackout will find themselves living on borrowed time before the Darkness claims them as well.]]


* BittersweetEnding: James survives the Darkness' attack and hitches along with soother survivor, but the daylight hours are getting shorter and electrical devices are losing their ability to provide energy, which means that outside of something along the lines of DivineIntervention, everyone who survived the first blackout will find themselves living on borrowed time before the Darkness claims them as well.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: James survives the Darkness' attack and hitches along with soother survivor, another survivor]], but the daylight hours are getting shorter and electrical devices are losing their ability to provide energy, which means that outside of something along the lines of DivineIntervention, everyone who survived the first blackout will find themselves living on borrowed time before the Darkness claims them as well.]]



* CosmicHorrorStory: There are no answers of ''what'' is the darkness. Only thing that is sure is that anybody who has survived the first taking will run out of luck eventually (even ''daylight hours'' will eventually run out).

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* CosmicHorrorStory: There are no answers of ''what'' is the darkness. Only thing that is sure is that anybody who has survived the first taking will run out of luck eventually (even ''daylight hours'' will [[TheNightThatNeverEnds eventually run out).out]]).



* StockUnsolvedMysteries: Paul believes that the shadows are behind the disappearance of the colonists at Roanoke and is not only one judging by the sign saying croatoan, the word that the colonists left carved in a tree.

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* StockUnsolvedMysteries: Paul believes that the shadows are behind the disappearance of the colonists at Roanoke and is not the only one judging by the sign saying croatoan, the word that the colonists left carved in a tree.tree.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler: After the Darkness takes the other protagonists and James finds himself cornered, he whispers "I exist." to himself over and over, in a last ditch attempt to stop it from claiming him. It works.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: James survives the Darkness' attack and hitches along with soother survivor, but the daylight hours are getting shorter and electrical devices are losing their ability to provide energy, which means that outside of something along the lines of DivineIntervention, everyone who survived the first blackout will find themselves living on borrowed time before the Darkness claims them as well.

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* DoomedHurtGuy: [[spoiler:Paul]]


* CellPhonesAreUseless: Whatever caused the power outage also caused all the cell phones to stop working. In one case an older cell phone indicates a dead battery.

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* CellPhonesAreUseless: Whatever caused the power outage also caused all the cell phones to stop working. In one case an older cell a satellite phone indicates a dead battery.



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* CrazyPrepared: The bar the protagonists find themselves in was owned by a paranoid survivalist type, which is why it's well stocked and has plenty of fuel for the backup generator. Shame he couldn't prepare for the laws of nature suddenly falling apart...


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* HappyFlashback: James has one, remembering just a few days ago when the bar his mother worked at was filled with light and people.

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* RidingIntoTheSunset: Inverted. The last shot of the film shows the survivors riding a horse as dusk falls, but they're headed east, so the sun sets behind them. The usual feeling of closure that accompanies the trope is also pointedly absent.


* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Of the survivors we see after the initial blackout, the first to vanish in the dark is a black security guard. It's worth mentioning that of the main cast,[[spoiler: James]] is the only survivor.



* InfantImmortality: While it is a given that lots of children and babies vanished offscreen (Rosemary's son Manny being one of them), the James survives to the end of the movie, as does a little girl named Briana.

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* InfantImmortality: While it is a given that lots of children and babies vanished offscreen (Rosemary's son Manny being one of them), the James [[spoiler: James]] survives to the end of the movie, as does a little girl named Briana.


* ConvenientlyInterruptedDocument: The day of the blackout, James finds a recording from a survivor in Chicago who seems to have some ideas about the phenomenon. Said survivor is giving a phone number when the power goes out, cutting off the last digit.

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* ConvenientlyInterruptedDocument: The day of the blackout, James Luke finds a recording from a survivor in Chicago who seems to have some ideas about the phenomenon. Said survivor is giving a phone number when the power goes out, cutting off the last digit.



* JerkassFacade: James tries to present a stoic front to the other survivors, but scenes with him alone reveals that he is absolutely torn up by the disappearance of the woman he was meeting and apparently intended to propose to, and just as terrified as everyone else about what's going on.

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* JerkassFacade: James Luke tries to present a stoic front to the other survivors, but scenes with him alone reveals that he is absolutely torn up by the disappearance of the woman he was meeting and apparently intended to propose to, and just as terrified as everyone else about what's going on.

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* CosmicHorrorStory: There are no answers of ''what'' is the darkness. Only thing that is sure is that anybody who has survived the first taking will run out of luck eventually (even ''daylight hours'' will eventually run out).

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* EldritchAbomination: The Darkness itself is a sentient malevolent force that snatches people.


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* HumanoidAbomination: The shadow-creatures manifest as human silhouettes when they do manifest.


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* WasOnceAMan: It's implied that the shadow creatures are those who have been taken by the darkness. This theory is supported by the fact that shadow creatures taking the forms of those vanished start appearing after they disappear.

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''The Vanishing on 7th Street'' (2010) is a post-apocalyptic thriller film directed by Creator/BradAnderson and starring Creator/JohnLeguizamo, Creator/HaydenChristensen, and Creator/ThandieNewton.

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