|Directed by||Takashi Shimizu|
|Written by||Craig Rosenberg|
|Music by||Tyler Bates|
|Edited by||Sean Valla|
|Distributed by||CBS Films|
|Release dates||June 11, 2014 (Philippines)
July 25, 2014
October 3, 2014 (UK & USA)
|Running time||97 minutes|
7500 is a 2014 American supernatural film directed by Takashi Shimizu. It was originally scheduled to be released on August 12, 2012, but was delayed to April 19, 2013, and then to an unspecified date in October, 2013, which was pushed back again another year to October 3, 2014 for the US release.
Flight 7500 is departing from L.A. to fly to Tokyo. Passengers on board include a group of two vacationing couples, Jenn (Aja Evans) and Jack (Ben Sharples) and Brad (Ryan Kwanten) and Pia (Amy Smart), who have secretly broken up, a thief Jake (Alex Frost), a suspicious businessman travelling with a strange wooden box, Lance (Rick Kelly), a young woman Raquel (Christian Serratos), newlyweds Rick (Jerry Ferrara) and the snobby Liz (Nicky Whelan) and the goth Jacinta (Scout Taylor-Compton). Air hostesses Laura (Leslie Bibb) and Suzy (Jamie Chung) welcome the passengers on board, and Suzy questions Laura about her secret relationship with the captain, Pete (Johnathon Schaech) who is married.
After some time of flying, the plane hits turbulence that soon passes. However, Lance has a panic attack and begins to bleed profusely from his mouth. Laura asks if there is a doctor on board, and Brad comes to help due to him being a paramedic. Brad attempts to help Lance but he stops breathing, forcing Brad, Laura, Suzy and Rick to move him into the back of the plane and try to resuscitate him, which fails. Laura notifies Pete of the death, who decides to continue on the flight path to Japan as an emergency landing would be too dangerous. Laura and Suzy move all the passengers from first class into the economy seating and put Lance's deceased body in the closed off first class. Although shaken by the events, the air hostesses attempt to keep the flight running as normal. Raquel goes into the bathroom to take a pregnancy test, while Laura serves drinks. Shortly after she realises the water bottles collapsing and quickly warns everyone on board to fasten their seat belts. Just then the cabin pressure drops and gas masks are dispensed above the seats. A thick smoke fills the cabin, suffocating Raquel who has been trapped inside the toilet before taking the pregnancy test. After a while the cabin pressure returns to normal and the smoke disappears. Laura finds Raquel unconscious in the toilet and manages to wake her up with an oxygen tank. Meanwhile, Pete discovers that the plane's radio has broken and he can not get in contact with the ground.
Soon after, Jake sneaks into first class and steals a rolex watch off of Lance's body. However Lance's body moves, terrifying Jake who then disappears. Suzy notices that Jake has gone missing, and together with Laura discovers Lance's body has also disappeared. Laura notices a fighter plane flying nearby out of one of the windows, and phones through to the cock pit to question Pete on the topic, who denies seeing another plane. Brad over hears Laura, and returns to his seat to watch a movie. However the screen begins to malfunction and he is shocked to see an image of Lance appear. While Liz is using her laptop she is startled by a reflection of Lance in the screen. Raquel goes into the toilet to do her pregnancy test and is relieved to find it negative. However smoke begins to fill the toilet before a hand grabs her and pulls her into the floor. Liz and Rick overhear Brad telling Pia of the image of Lance on the screen, prompting Liz to tell of her experience with the reflection. The group become convinced that something strange is happening and decide to search Lance's belongings. Inside his carry on luggage they find multiple tubes of hair with women's names taped onto them. Jacinta brings the group the wooden box Lance was traveling with, and opens it to find a 'death doll'. Jacinta informs the group that the doll represents a shinigami — a being who collects peoples souls after they die, but only if they let go of whatever is holding them to this world. Laura and Suzy discover the group going through Lance's belongings and send them back to their seats. Suzy informs Laura that Lance's death has made her realise she does not want to marry her fiancé, which in turn leads to Laura reflecting on her relationship and subsequently breaking up with Pete.
After discovering the hair in Lance's bag, Laura becomes convinced to search his other luggage in the hold. She enters through a small hatch and locates his bag, only for a hand to emerge and drag her away. As Suzy waits for Laura by the hatch, another hand grabs at her. Suzy runs into first class, while a cloud of smoke follows her. The smoke quickly clears and Brad, Pia, Rick, Liz and Jacinta rush to find out what is wrong. As Suzy walks towards them, one of the overhead compartments opens and she is dragged into it and disappears. While the others rush towards the cock pit, Jacinta accepts that her only option is death before an unknown figure appears before her, to which she walks towards. The others discover Pete dead, as well as Jenn and Jack, before the television in the cabin switches on, revealing that communication had been lost with flight 7500 after the cabin pressure changed, leading to a malfunction of the air masks and the death of everyone on board, confirmed by a fighter plane. Each of the group find their deceased body, before Brad and Pia accept their death and reconcile. Some time after, Liz awakens to find the plane empty. She hears a strange noise coming from one of the planes bins before a hand jumps out and grabs her.
As of July 27, 2014, the international gross for the film is $997,000.