IFC Midnight is locking up their summer slate with two new genre films.
First, the TIFF title Asylum Blackout (formerly The Incident) will hit limited theaters on May 4. Alexandre Courtes directs Rupert Evans, Kenny Doughty, Unax Ugalde, Dave Legeno, Anna Skellern, Richard Brake, Eric Godon, Joseph Kennedy and Marcus Garvey. The thriller was pretty much hated across the board. Here’s our review. “George, Max, and Ricky are in a rock band and waiting for their big breakthrough. Between small gigs and rehearsals they work in the kitchen of a high-security asylum for good pay at minimum risk — they have no physical contact with the inmates. One night just before dinnertime, a big storm shuts down the security system, the doors open, and the lunatics break loose. Help is on its way and should soon arrive … they just have to survive until it does.”
In other news, Nicholas McCarthy’s The Pact (review) will haunt theaters on July 6. Caity Lotz and Casper Van Dien star. “After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole and Annie reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in the night, objects moving about, a fallen picture of an unknown woman posed next to their mother. Annie begins experiencing a series of intense and disturbing dreams – visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mother’s past that is finally revealing itself.” Check out a clip and a still below.