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Nyctophobia (2024) Movie Review

By Newguy

Nyctophobia – Movie Review

Discover the thrilling world of Nyctophobia - a supernatural blackout where monsters are real and survival depends on the light of a cellphone.

Director: Kim Noonan

Writer: Koji Steven Sakai (Screenplay)


  • Bianca D’Ambrosio (High Heat)
  • Chiara D’Ambrosio (Bandit)
  • BJ Tanner
  • Dana Powell (Bridesmaids)
  • Sean O’Bryan (Olympus Has Fallen)
  • Dean McDermott (Due South)

Plot: Twin sisters Rose and Azalea and their friend Brooks find themselves trapped in a supernatural blackout in which monsters are real. Their only hope for survival comes from the light of their cellphone.

Runtime: 1 Hour 17 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Nyctophobia starts when a conspiracy theorist explores some evidence of a missing person’s case. She reveals the footage from Brooks (Tanner), Rose (Bianca) and Azalea (Chiara) three graduating high school students preparing to celebrate. After a series of typical high school materials, they find themselves thrust into pure darkness with only one cellphone light.

However, as the night unfolds, the three start experiencing nightmarish events. Things they simply can’t explain as they fight and hide to elude them in the darkness.

Verdict on Nyctophobia

Nyctophobia is a found footage horror movie following three friends who a plunged into darkness. Only one cellphone works and normal options for dealing with the darkness aren’t working either. As the night unfolds it becomes a series of nightmarish experiences for everyone involved.

Sadly, this falls into the more typical frustrations with found footage movies. While it sets everything up nicely with the group just having a typical graduation. It falls more into the panic of what is happening, keeping way too much away from the camera and resorting more to the screaming. There is also a major focus on explaining why only this electric source is working too. Another flaw in the concept is the podcaster watching all the ‘boring’ stuff before getting to the events, when if they were trying to prove a point, they would just show snippets of the events occurring.

Where to Watch

Nyctophobia is on digital release on 22 April, courtesy of Miracle Media.

Final ThoughtsNyctophobia falls into the typical frustrations of a found footage movie.

Nyctophobia (2024) Movie Review

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