“Fantasia 2023 gets Fessenden at his best with BLACKOUT.”
—Liz Whittemore, Reel News Daily

“one of the most intelligent and interesting
werewolf movies of the twenty-first century.”

—Craig Ian Mann, OurCulture

“Not to be missed…
BLACKOUT is a fantastic film.
The story is solid, the characters are well-realized
and believable and the werewolf moments are positively brutal.”

—Emily Von Seele, Daily Dead

“deceptively unstructured, unspooling like a yarn shared
with strangers at a country inn…
thoughtful and deeply humane, whilst retaining that sense of otherness

essential to folkloric tales. It’s a film which will haunt you.”
—Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film

“a veritable, funny, sometimes sluggish yet poignant slice of life
with a violent and bloody horror twist.”

—Megan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting

“Hurt delivers an effectively introspective performance
that does at times remind us of his father’s soulful depth.
The creature effects are top-notch…
it’s impossible not to enjoy the stellar cast of supporting players…”

—Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

“The power in the visuals and pure storytelling is undeniable”
—Alan French, sunshinestatecineplex.com

“a layered, introspective narrative…
a mirror held up to society, revealing the beasts
lurking within our collective conscience.”

—Chris Jones, Overly Honest Movie Reviews

“Fessenden uses the wolfman as a vehicle to explore
interpersonal relationships, social exclusion, ecological fallout,
and the pursuit of capitalistic gains over human compassion.”

—Douglas Davidson, elementsmadness.com