A couple of updates from IFC’s forthcoming slate. The May 4th release, The Incident, has been re-titled to Asylum Blackout.
Directed by Alexandre Courtes, the thriller follows George, Max and Ricky, three guys in a rock band 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.
Meanwhile, The Pact, which premiered at Sundance and was acquired by IFC, will receive a release on July 6th.
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.
Nicholas McCarthy directed…