“When the lights go down, the inmates will rise…”
In select theaters and on IFC Midnight Cable VOD, and Digital Outlets like SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBOX Zune and Playstation Unlimited May 4 is IFC Films’ Aslyum Blackout, a prison riot thriller that was widely despised (our review) at the 2011 TIFF where it was acquired.
In the film, “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.”
Check out the newly released one-sheet and trailer below.