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 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 ... 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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Two people fainted during the premiere screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. 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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Only 5 out of 10 stars?!?!
8 October 2012 | by dadicerSee all my reviews

You guys are way too critical.

I was watching this expecting it to be another run of the mill low budget flick, especially with the rating which almost convinced me not to watch it at all.

Any movie that has you really thinking about it after its over is way better than the fluff I have seen come out recently and this one had me pondering the ending over and over.

IMDb should start having some categories based on genre that can be rated so the ratings are not so lump sum weighted.

Anyway anybody looking for a good weekend movie this one is worth a watch.


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Country:

USA | France | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asylum Blackout See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,201
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16:9 HD
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