BLOGS: My COW Blog Adobe Blog Editing Technology After Effects Final Cut Entertainment

The Belko Experiment - Movie Review

COW Blogs : The Harold & Maudecast - Sarah Mason & Jake Essoe : The Belko Experiment - Movie Review
Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review The Belko Experiment for The HMC Now Playing Reviews.

Writer/Producer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) took a little break from making blockbuster super hero movies to write this wonderfully gruesome horror/thriller. When the office workers at Belko came into work they had no idea they would be the subjects of a twisted social experiment. The American company, in Bogota, Columbia, is put on lock down and a mysterious voice over the intercom announces that they must kill 30 of their fellow co-workers or 60 will die. Assuming this is a hoax, COO, Barry Norris (Tony Goldwyn) attempts to calm the nervous staff now assembled in the lobby. When it becomes clear that this is no joke, things start to unravel pitting co-worker against co-worker in an ultimate survival of the most moral test.

James Gunn's script, the phenomenal ensemble cast and Greg McLean's careful direction of Gunn's vision make The Belko Experiment one of the best indie horror/thriller/action films in years. It lives up to its tagline, "Office Space meets Battle Royale" with the level of gore and violence, which could have gone way over the top. But McLean's steady Direction keeps the film grounded. The ending, which could go many ways, will surprise you and leave you questioning your own humanity. Shoutout to the the practical effects team who did a fantastic job with such a small budget. Horror fans will be utterly charmed by this film and moviegoers in general will enjoy the psychological thrills and relentless action.

The Belko Experiment hits theaters on March 17, 2017.

For more movie and tv reviews visit www.thehmcnetwork.com





The HMC Network is a podcast network featuring genre entertainment commentary, movie and TV reviews, video game reviews, lifestyle & travel, event & Con media coverage & more. Featured on the Creative COW is our flagship podcast, The Harold & Maudecast hosted by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe. The Harold & Maudecast covers recaps and reviews of the latest Walking Dead and Game of Thrones episodes, Now Playing movie reviews, film festival and Comic Con & fan fest event coverage, technology expos and more. Fandom Never Gets Old.


Archives:

May 2017 (10)
April 2017 (11)
March 2017 (7)
February 2017 (21)
December 2016 (6)
November 2016 (10)
October 2016 (10)
September 2016 (12)
August 2016 (13)


Tags:

reviews (17)
tv reviews (15)
movie reviews (15)
the walking dead (12)
tv reviews (12)
tv (10)
movie reviews (9)
horror (9)
hbo (8)
ridley scott (7)
movies (7)
season 7 (6)
we talk dead (6)
zombies (6)
horror (6)
twd (6)
telltale (6)
tom hardy (6)
netflix (6)
the leftovers (6)
tv reviews (5)
game reviews (5)
fx (5)
streaming (5)
thriller (5)
amazon (4)
screenwriters (4)
amc (4)
vod (4)
taboo (4)
walking dead (3)
podcasts (3)
video games (3)
zombies (3)
game reviews (3)
ps4 (3)
marvel (3)
walking dead (3)
telltale the walking dead series (3)
interviews (3)
taboo (3)
batman (2)
action (2)
twd (2)
salem haunted happenings (2)
conversations (2)
salem (2)
doctor strange (2)
telltale batman series (2)
movies (2)
chris pratt (2)
playstation (2)
twd season 7 (2)
science fiction (2)
the walking dead (2)
show more
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]