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Asylum Blackout (2011)

The Incident (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 4 May 2012 (USA)
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A group of cooks at an asylum for the criminally insane get locked in with the inmates during a massive thunderstorm.

Director:

Alexandre Courtès

Writers:

S. Craig Zahler, Jérôme Fansten (additional dialogue and material)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Evans ... George
Kenny Doughty ... Max
Joseph Kennedy ... Ricky
Dave Legeno ... J.B.
Richard Brake ... Harry
Marcus Garvey ... William
Anna Skellern ... Lynn
Darren Kent ... Pete
Philippe Résimont Philippe Résimont ... Nurse Inmate JB's Office
Claude Stark Claude Stark ... Tim
Chuck Hargrove Chuck Hargrove ... Oswald
Booker T. Franklin Booker T. Franklin ... Wendell
Nina Newman Nina Newman ... Jennifer
Bruce Geduldig Bruce Geduldig ... Robert
Sifiane El Asad Sifiane El Asad ... Redhead
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Storyline

In 1989, in Washington, the friends George, Max and Ricky are aspirant musicians that play in a band in their leisure time. They work as cooks in the Sans Asylum to earn money to pay their bills, including renting a studio to record their songs. The asylum is located in an isolated area and is monitored by a team led by the security guard J.B. The deranged inmates are criminals and they take pills to stay calm. One day, George has a concert during the night but J.B. asks him to arrive early in the morning to receive the supplies for the kitchen. George leaves his girlfriend Lynn without sleeping and heads to the asylum. While he is preparing the meals for the insane inmates with his colleagues, there is a storm and a power outage in the area and the monitoring system fails. With the mental hospital in the darkness, the inmates led by the cruel Harry Green attack the guards and staff. George and the other kitchen workers hide from the horde of violent madmen. Will they survive? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When the lights go down, the inmates will rise.

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Horror | Thriller

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asylum Blackout See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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S. Craig Zahler wrote the script in 1995. See more »

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Come Back
Written by Bobby Harlow
Performed by The Go
Courtesy of The Go Detroit, LLC
Published by Peacock Angel Publishing (ASCAP) and Rhythm King Music (PRS)
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Better Than expected
7 December 2012 | by freakyjoe13See all my reviews

Found the movie on netflix so we decided to watch it. I had never heard of the film or any of the actors in it and the title gave me the assumption this film would be pretty bad. But i was delightfully mistaken.

it's Not great but for a low budget horror film its pretty darn good. it took a little long getting in but after that it had great pace and intensity. It had some very shocking and gory scenes but never really crossed the line.

some parts of the film don't make the most sense and leave you questioning what happened. but all in all the setting and the disturbed inmates made for a truly scary film. very good for what it was and better than a lot of big budget films out there. i would give it a view

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