The Belko Experiment
“Honey, normal people don’t work at Belko,” Roberto Jerez (David Del Rio)
From the writer of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and the director of WOLF CREEK, a corporation forces its employees to fight to the death. Fun, yes, but this movie is not hardcore enough. There is gore, and heads explode, but lacks invention for horror fans post-SAW. THE BELKO EXPERIMENT is no BATTLE ROYALE, but then what is? Even 16 years on, no film, from THE HUNGER GAMES to CUBE, can compete with the Japanese modern classic. Lamberto Bava’s DEMONS (1985), about the undead attacking patrons at a walled-in cinema, is probably the next benchmark. Don’t get one wrong, THE BELKO EXPERIMENT is well made, and therefore better than 95% of horror movies, but if you’re going to go nutty, go nutty.
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