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Asylum Blackout (I) (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.

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George
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J.B.
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Max
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Lynn
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Pete
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The Pill Inmate
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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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$500,000 (estimated)
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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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I really wanted to enjoy this
13 April 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just love films set in a dilapidated derelict insane asylums/prisons. In 2001 Session 9 just creeped me into session 10. In 2008 Finland gave us an interesting offering with Skeleton Crew and a year later Afterdark brought us Asylum which was a little funny but none the less scary. So when I finally got my hands on this one I was very excited. The excitement lasted 5 minutes....... The acting was awful by the main group of protagonists and for such a large facility why the hell were there only 2 or 3 security guards. Add to this temerity that an insane asylum for hardened criminals doesn't have a back up power supply for I don't know MAYBE a power outage. Wow it was all so over the top and than add in that the cops don't show up until the end........Come on here guys!!!! a beautiful haunting setting put to waste by lazy film making.


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