There’s nothing like a good mystery, and HBO’s Blackout
(1985) has a central premise that’s hard to deny: You survive a car crash, but have no memory of who you were before. Until, 7 years later, someone shows up and insinuates that you were a man who murdered his entire family and then fled. Now, could you go about your life, or would you want to know the truth? And if you were a killer, would that impulse return?
HBO’s original programming was still in its infancy, so the film, which debuted on Sunday, July 28th, plays as a barely more graphic version of a network offering, which is fine anyway; Blackout
offers enough story and characterization to diminish any desire for extra blood or sleaze.Once more
, to our faux TV Guide:Blackout
(Sunday, check local listings for the 42 of you who have HBO)
Following a horrific car accident,