' Vanishing on 7th Street'

It's a wonder this film, from director Brad Anderson, isn't based on one of Stephen King's legion of stories. In the best way possible, 'Vanishing on 7th Street' feels like it comes from the curiously twisted mind of that prolific author, creating, as King does, a wonderfully apocalyptic vision of the future set against a backdrop of dark fantasy and the questions of faith.

Which is a fairly weighty way of saying it serves up a post-apocalyptic horror on a grand and highly entertaining scale. Hayden Christensen -- whose performance, per usual, is the only let down of this otherwise well-constructed piece -- plays a TV news reporter who wakes up after a long night to find he's alone in a barren city. It's not long before he works out that darkness itself is claiming victims, and that the light, both natural and otherwise, is quickly being stolen.