The film was released in the United States on March 17, 2017. Directed by Greg McLean, written and produced by James Gunn. Stars: Michael Rooker, Tony Goldwyn, Gregg Henry and John C. McGinley.
This is not your run of the mill traditional horror flick by any means. It dwells on psychological terror pushing the human psyche to its limits, asking the question how far are can you go to preserve your own survival. It’s slightly similar to the Killing Room but on a much bloodier, grander scale.
The film is centered around a twisted social experiment, 80 employees are locked down in their corporate high-rise office and ordered by a mysterious voice coming from the intercom system to partake in a sick game of kill or face the dire consequences.
Although it starts off slow and a bit on the corny side eventually the intensity builds along with the body count. Pools of blood and dead bodies everywhere, it’s a race against time where alliances are made but soon will be dissolved. Kill and kill again until no one is left except for one sole survivor.
Yes, the film contains several plot holes but in a movie of such nature, it’s necessary in order to pull off this surreal bloodbath. If it followed the rules of reality, it would make for a very boring ride.Supported by a strong leading cast and followed by its graphic content makes it a solid psychological action thriller. The Belko Experiment would be a great Redbox or Netflix find.