Directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) and written by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither), The Belko Experiment seems that it will provide its audience with an interesting study in group psychology and self-preservation. 80 Americans are trapped in their office building in Bogotá, Colombia, and are told by a voice over the intercom that they need to either kill 3 of their own, or else have 6 executed at the hands of the overseer. While there is some resistance at first, we see that the overseer is quite serious when he executes a bystander remotely. The next challenge the overseer gives to the workers is to kill 30 of their own, or else have 60 people murdered at his hands. We see people spring to action, offing as many of their colleagues as they can, in the hope that they will survive the challenge, while others desperately try to formulate an escape. We are left with the sentiment that “at the end of the day, people are only out for themselves,” and we are left to wonder if there is any resolution to this hopeless, bloody torment.
Check out The Belko Experiment in a theater near you on March 17, 2017.