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Asylum Blackout -- 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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S. Craig Zahler (written by)
Jérôme Fansten (additional dialogue and material)
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4 May 2012 (USA) See more »
When the lights go down, the inmates will rise.
A group of cooks at an asylum for the criminally insane get locked in with the inmates during a massive thunderstorm. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Rupert Evans ... George

Anna Skellern ... Lynn

Dave Legeno ... J.B.

Darren Kent ... Pete
Richard Brake ... Harry

Kenny Doughty ... Max
Joseph Kennedy ... Ricky

Eric Godon ... The Pill Inmate

Marcus Garvey ... William

Ian Lyons ... Police Lieutenant

Sandro Mastronardi ... Ambulance Man
Martin Swabey ... Underwear Inmate
Chuck Hargrove ... Oswald
Nina Newman ... Jennifer
Claude Stark ... Tim

Biondolillo Pascal ... James harper
Azghoud Farid ... Dangerous psychopath 2
Milano Angelo ... L'homme qui porte wendell - frère harper
Dan Sluijzer ... Carter
Damien Marchal ... Sleepy (uncredited)
Michel Webster ... Internee (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexandre Courtès 
Writing credits
S. Craig Zahler (written by)

Jérôme Fansten (additional dialogue and material)

Produced by
Wassim Béji .... producer
Emilie Chatel .... producer
Doug Davison .... producer
Roy Lee .... producer
Original Music by
Christophe Chassol 
Cinematography by
Laurent Tangy 
Film Editing by
Casting by
Doriane Flamand 
Kelly Valentine Hendry 
Victor Jenkins 
Production Design by
Paul Rouschop 
Costume Design by
Catherine Marchand 
Makeup Department
Beatrice Cormann .... makeup artist
Nathalie De Hen .... makeup artist/hair stylist
Bernard Floch .... key makeup and special makeup effects artist
Anne Moralis .... makeup designer (hair designer)
Florence Thonet .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jean-Luc Olivier .... production manager
Cécile Philippe .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alice De Vestele .... second assistant director
Lena Laporte .... third assistant director
Dimitri Linder .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ruben Hermans .... carpenter
Sound Department
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Benoît Biral .... sound re-recording mixer
Quentin Collette .... sound editor
Jean-Stephane Garbe .... adr mixer
Jean-Stephane Garbe .... sound recordist
Charles Hennuyez .... boom operator
Christian Monheim .... dialogue editor
Christian Monheim .... sound
Yves Renard .... sfx editor
Olivier Thys .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
François Crèvecoeur .... visual effects artist
Benoît Dal .... visual effects
Eric Dupont .... visual effects artist
Marie Maulet .... digital compositor
Marc Umé .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Antoine Bellem .... gaffer
Stéphane Boissier .... second assistant camera
Amaury Duquenne .... first assistant camera
Emilie Gueret .... electrician
Amandine Soares .... third assistant camera
Casting Department
Michaël Bier .... casting: Belgium
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aliette Vliers .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Serge Anthony .... colorist
Hussam Korkut .... color assistant
Hussam Korkut .... conform editor
Audrey Samson .... digital lab operator
Music Department
Loris Bernot .... surround music mixer
Creaminal .... music supervisor
Bruno Hovart .... composer: additional music
Clement Souchier .... music supervisor
Jeanne Trellu .... music supervisor
Jaco Zijlstra .... assistant music supervisor
Other crew
Karima Saïdi .... script supervisor
Xavier Magot .... special thanks
Nicolas Peufaillit .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Incident" - USA (original title)
"The Incident at Sans Asylum" - USA (alternative title)
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85 min

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good, solid horror, 5 March 2013
Author: pseawrig from United States

This film is a solid take on the crazed maniac horror film. It is simply told and soundly directed. There are some really great suspense scenes, good performances, and compelling cinematography. Oh, there is also a confusing ending. In fact, the movie rushes through some really fuzzy plot maneuvering in its last ten minutes, as if it had somewhere to get to in a hurry. That said, the weak ending does not ruin the film. In fact, just tune out five minutes early and you've got a really good movie.

What I want to point out is this film's satisfying dramatic structure. The film's protagonist is a young, handsome member of a late-80s grunge band. He works a tough job to make ends meet and has apparently gotten his friends jobs to help them out. One of his friends is sweet, but unreliable. Another of his friends is reliable, but snarly. Our hero, however, is both reliable and warm. He is eminently likable. The character of George made me care about this horror movie. He drove my interest in the film. I wanted George to make it through the horror.

Other (often new) horror directors could learn from this. A movie needs a likable, rational hero to be any good. Also, tell a real story; do not just string together some mish mash of allusions to other movies. It is fine to repeat imagery from previous horror films, as this film does, but ground your film in a coherent real life situation. Asylum Blackout works because it gives its characters dignity and its story world depth. It kept me in the moment from beginning to end.

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