Sure we’ve all had those daydreams of what we would like to do to various co-workers for their mannerless indiscretions. Now thanks to writer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), who has tapped into this often overlooked need in the form of The Belko Experiment.
Set in Columbia, the film focuses on a group of workers at the Belko Industries, who become forced to put survival of the fittest to the test, confined in their building, they are given a time limit and told a certain number of people must die. If they miss their deadline more than the originally requested workers will die. But, when, Belko employee Mike (John Gallagher) decides he won’t be having any of these corporate changes he and his other co-workers decide to revolt. However, they will learn that when Big Brother is watching, there’s no escaping!
As a fan of pretty much anything Blumhouse puts out, I was really excited about this film. Director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) helped turn cubicle work into a glorious and grisly romp. With most horror fans receiving their horror in a watered down version, The Belko Experiment keeps it sharp, funny and bloody throughout. The film stayed on point from beginning to end, but it still lent moments for the audience to get to know the characters and root for the survival of some and the demise of other’s.
As you, the viewer continue to navigate through the bloodshed, the true underlying theme to this film is “what would you do in this situation?” Sure you’ve thought about it, but could you really kill another co-worker just to save yourself or maybe others? What The Belko Experiment does is let you live out that question without having to answer it.
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Director: Greg McLean
Plot: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Gore: 7 out of 10 skulls
Zombie Mayhem: 0 out of 5 brains
Reviewed by EvilQueenB