The Belko Experiment

Film, Horror
3 out of 5 stars
The Belko Experiment

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Don't look to this corporate horror kill-off for anything deeper than sick thrills, but its severance package is handsome

Even if you love your job, going to work can sometimes seem like a slow death. For the employees in this nightmarish American horror-comedy, that feeling becomes a reality when the automatic exit doors of their high-tech office tower lock shut and intercom announcements declare layoffs of the cruellest kind. They have to start killing each other, or the bombs implanted in their necks will do it for them.

Though heavily indebted to satires like ‘Battle Royale’, the brutal screenplay (by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ writer James Gunn) has some decent zingers, and you brace for a gory red explosion whenever a character wanders in front of a white wall. It’s all as deep as a paper cut but thrilling.

Details

Release details

Rated:
18
Release date:
Friday April 21 2017
Duration:
89 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Greg McLean
Screenwriter:
James Gunn
Cast:
John Gallagher Jr.
Adria Arjona
Michael Rooker