The sterile toxicity of the contemporary office environment can be deadly, but nowhere near as noxious as Joe Lynch’s take on corporate hives & their workers.
Hitting all the satirical sweet spots with a nail gun, this brutal, brilliant lambasting of corporatism will make you nod in gleeful appreciation.
Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”) stars as Derek Cho, a corporate attorney who is about to have the worst day of his career. Framed by co-workers to take the fall for a case gone wrong and harangued by a collaterally damaged client named Melanie (Samara Weaving), a perfect storm of chaos foments as the office building goes on lockdown due to the spread of a highly contagious virus.
As the infection plows through the office ranks, yielding the masses defenseless against their own wild impulses, Derek knows that he has to survive, but to survive he first has to get justice – in any bloody way possible.
Armed with a nailgun and joined by vengeance-seeking Melanie, Derek begins his bloody ascent up the corporate ladder in an attempt to have a word with the corrupt higher ups who wronged him and his client, before it’s too late.
Savvy enough to satisfy any cinephiles and violent enough to make gorehounds swoon, Joe Lynch’s brilliant ‘Mayhem’ stands at the intersection of grindhouse and arthouse, where satire meets slapstick, where fun meets intelligence – a brilliant, exhaustive joyride, designed to make you scream!
Special Thanks to RLJ Entertainment
West Coast Premiere
Director: Joe Lynch
Country: United States
Runtime: 86 minutes
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