Film: Asylum: Blackout

The Incident is a 2011 French film released in the United States in 2012 as Asylum: Blackout. The film centers around three wannabe rockstars, George, Max, and Ricky, who also hold jobs as cooks at Sans Insane Asylum in Washington. After a rock concert the night before, George comes in early to get a meat delivery, and thinks that he sees one of the inmates, Harry Green convincing another to spit out their pills. Shortly afterwards, a blackout knocks out the security systems and leaves the three cooks and security guards locked inside the asylum with the inmates, who have decided to riot...


Tropes in this film:

  • Bedlam House: Averted. The inmates are treated very reasonably by those working there.
  • Driven to Madness: George, by the end of the film. Or possibly before any of it even starts.
  • Fingore: Early in the movie, George slices his finger while slicing meat. Later, Harry Green bites his own finger off in front of George.
  • Insane Equals Violent: Not all of the inmates are violent, but 90% of them seem to be.