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Mayhem (2017)

Unrated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 10 November 2017 (USA)
A virus spreads through an office complex causing white collar workers to act out their worst impulses.


Joe Lynch


Matias Caruso
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Yeun ... Derek Cho
Samara Weaving ... Melanie Cross
Steven Brand ... John 'The Boss' Towers
Caroline Chikezie ... Kara 'The Siren' Powell
Kerry Fox ... Irene Smythe
Dallas Roberts ... Lester 'The Reaper' McGill
Mark Frost ... Ewan Niles
Claire Dellamar ... Meg
André Eriksen ... Colton 'The Bull' Snyder
Nikola Kent ... Oswald
Lucy Chappell ... Jenny
Olja Hrustic ... CDC Official
Vladan Mirkovic Vladan Mirkovic ... SWAT Commander
Bojan Peric Bojan Peric ... Miles
Annamaria Serda ... Brenda


Mayhem tells the story of a virus that infects a corporate law office on the day attorney Derek Cho (Yeun) is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired. The infection is capable of making people act out their wildest impulses. Trapped in the quarantined building, our hero is forced to savagely fight tooth and nail for not only his job but his life. Written by abothin

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Hostile. Work. Environment.


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Did You Know?


Around the 1 hour mark, when Melanie (Samara Weaving) takes off her top, she reveals a Metal shirt by the Death Metal band The Black Dahlia Murder, with the cover art from the Nocturnal album. Director Joe Lynch is a fan of Heavy Metal, which is audible and visible in most of his movies. See more »


Melanie Cross: My mother used to say that no one raindrop ever thought it caused the flood. I now know what she meant by that.
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Featured in Half in the Bag: 2017 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2018) See more »


Written by Roddy Bottum and Mike Patton
Performed by Faith No More
Published by CleanSlate Music
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Reclamation! Recordings / Ipecac Recordings
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Bit Of A Let Down
19 May 2019 | by Jeremy_UrquhartSee all my reviews

So this is one of those "tries to do lots of genres at once" type movies, and they're usually my favourite. The problem here wasn't so much that it felt particularly uneven or tonally conflicted: it was more just that for all the genres it dipped its toes into, it didn't really satisfy in any of them.

Was there comedy? Kind of, but I barely cracked a smile more than once or twice. Was there action? Kind of, but it wasn't particularly well-choreographed or satisfying or memorable. Was there horror? I mean... not really; I wasn't scared for a second about anything. Was there satire? Yes, but nothing the movie said was particularly exciting or substantive. Was it effective as a thriller? Sort of, in the sense that it was fast-paced and structurally sound.

However, the rest of the writing faltered, as the characters were mostly very simple, the dialogue stilted and predictable, and the resolution a little rushed. Steven Yuen does a very good job however and deserved a much better script to work with. Him, the solid direction, and the fact that the movie is not boring and moves at a good pace are a few of the reasons that keep me from wanting to call this movie "bad."

It was all just a little underwhelming, and I can't see myself remembering much about it at all by this time next week.

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Release Date:

10 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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