Four young offenders and their care workers visit the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare.
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Scarlett Alice Johnson,
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
Original set up, nice and realistic, nothing great though.
Just finished watching The Incident (Asylum Blackout) after coming across it in one of the Horror lists here. It's a pretty decent Horror films with a very original set up story - very much like Zombie Apocalypse only without the zombies. The "bad guys" being insane convicts in an asylum made it all the more realistic and horrifying.
Film was good in all aspects, but didn't shine. Acting was good (especially on the convicts' part, I've seen the inside of a psychiatric ward before and I can tell the director must have done some very thorough research!), screenplay and script were OK, all in all a decent film.
As for the ending - a swing and a miss. I like it when an ending is open for interpretations, but only until the final moment. At the final moment - the answers are to be given so the audience can go "ahhhhh now I get it". The ending here was simply too puzzling for my own personal taste.
Like I said film was good, didn't shine except for the convicts' acting and the original story. Fun to watch though.
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