Flight 7500

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Flight 7500
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Directed by Takashi Shimizu
Written by Craig Rosenberg
Music by Tyler Bates[1]
Cinematography David Tattersall
Edited by Sean Valla
Distributed by
Release date
  • June 11, 2014 (2014-06-11) (Philippines)
  • April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2.8 million[2]

Flight 7500 is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Takashi Shimizu, from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg. It stars Leslie Bibb, Jerry Ferrara, Ryan Kwanten, Jamie Chung, Christian Serratos, Nicky Whelan and Amy Smart. It revolves around a supernatural force on a plane. The film was released in the United States on April 12, 2016, by CBS Films and Lionsgate.[3]


Flight 7500 departs from Los Angeles 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 named Jake (Alex Frost); a suspicious businessman traveling with a strange wooden box, Lance (Rick Kelly); a young woman named 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 married captain, Pete (Johnathon Schaech).

A few hours into the flight, the plane hits turbulence that soon passes.

Lance has a panic attack and begins to bleed profusely from his mouth. When Lance suddenly dies, Captain Pete continues to Japan, moving the first-class passengers into economy and keeping Lance's body in the closed-off first class.

Laura notices plastic water bottles collapsing and quickly warns everyone to fasten their seatbelts, just as the cabin pressure drops. As the oxygen masks are dispensed above the seats, a thick smoke fills the cabin. After the cabin pressure returns to normal and the smoke disappears, Laura finds Raquel unconscious in the toilet and revives her with an oxygen tank. Meanwhile, the plane's radio has stopped working and Captain Pete cannot contact Tokyo air traffic controllers.

Jake goes to first class to steal from Lance's body when the body suddenly moves. Suzy notices that Jake, and Lance's body, have both disappeared. When Laura notices an F-16 fighter jet flying beside their plane and calls the cockpit to inform Pete, he replies that no fighter jets are present. Brad's in-flight TV show (The Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet") distorts and shows an image of Lance, while Liz is startled by a reflection of Lance on her laptop screen. Raquel returns to the washroom to do a pregnancy test and is relieved to find it negative. However, smoke begins to fill the toilet and a hand grabs her and pulls her into the floor.

The images of Lance appearing on their screens leads the group to search his belongings. Inside his carry-on are multiple tubes of hair with women's names taped onto them. They open Lance's small wooden box and find a "death doll," which Jacinta explains is 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. Subsequently, Suzy informs Laura that Lance's death has made her realize she does not want to marry her fiancé, which in turn leads to Laura breaking up with Pete.

Laura searches Lance's checked luggage, entering the hold through a small hatch. A hand emerges and drags Laura 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 disappears into it. While the others rush towards the cockpit, Jacinta accepts that her only option is death, and she willingly walks towards an unknown figure which appears before her. The others discover that Captain Pete, Jenn and Jack are dead.

The television in the cabin suddenly switches on, showing a breaking news story that Flight 7500 suffered a catastrophic decompression, communication had been lost, and a fighter jet has confirmed the death of everyone on board. Each of the group find their own 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 waste bins, a discoloured hand appears and Liz ducks out of frame.



In November 2011, CBS Films set the film for an August 31, 2012, release.[4] However, in May 2012, it was pulled from the schedule for a 2013 release date.[5] The film was released on April 12, 2016, on video on demand and on home media formats.[6]

Box office[edit]

The film was released theatrically internationally in countries such as Philippines, Turkey, and Japan.[7][8]

As of September 1, 2015, the international gross for the film is $2.8 million[9]


  1. ^ "Tyler Bates Scoring Takashi Shimizu’s ’7500′ and Joe Johnston’s ‘Not Safe for Work’". FilmMusicReporter.com. 
  2. ^ "7500". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ Miska, Brad (January 28, 2016). "Takashi Shimizu’s Long Delayed ‘Flight 7500’ Takes Off!". BloodyDisgusting.com. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ The Deadline Team (November 4, 2011). "CBS Films Sets Release Date For '7500'". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ The Deadline Team (May 9, 2012). "CBS Films Shifts Dates For 'Gambit', ‘7500". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ Barton, Steve (January 28, 2016). "Flight 7500 FINALLY Touches Down on DVD". DreadCentral.com. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Where Is Flight ‘7500?’ Are Politics Holding Up The Release Of This Movie?". HorrorSociety.com. June 29, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "7500". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ "7500". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 

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