James Gunn’s return to horror with a wry twist is cause for celebration and contemplation; in an odd way, it almost feels a mirror or our national nightmare (which though appearing farcical, isn’t really funny). Stuck in the middle of a seemingly impossible situation, a crowd argues the best way out of a seemingly impossible situation. In times such as these, the emergence of a smart, clear mind is always a welcome relief, but the question remains: Just how are we going to live through this thing?
The Belko Experiment ponders what a group of people trapped in a building will do when given the order to thin the herd, or suffer mass extermination. There are of course, the usual aggressive yahoos, ready to cut their way through co-workers, without thinking things through, but at least one guy has his head on straight … for now, at least.
Written by Gunn, directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek, The Darkness) and starring John Gallagher Jr., Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Adria Arjona, Melonie Diaz, John C. McGinley, David Dastmalchian and Josh Brener, The Belko Experiment will be in theaters March 17th.