The Belko Experiment Review SPOILERS | The Hollywood Redux Podcast | Episode 410
Choose your weapon! In theaters March 17, The Belko Experiment is one wild ride of murder and hijinks on the big screen. The HR Podcast crew attended a special screening with writer, James Gunn, and director Greg Mclean in order to bring you a bloody good review for your Monday in a NEW episode.
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About the Movie:
Murder is the name of the game in The Belko Experiment. It’s being billed as Office Space meets Battle Royale (it’s as if the cast of Office Space were made to murder each other for sport) and includes myriad deaths via various office supplies.
Check out the Choose Your Weapon marketing campaign images for the film below for more details on specifically what office supplies are best for bludgeoning…
The official synopsis:
On what appears to be a normal day at Belko Industries, Belko employees are horrified when they find out that they’ve become guinea pigs in a company-wide experiment which will lead them to either kill their fellow employees or be murdered themselves. The experiment is masterminded by a mysterious voice which is controlling the loud speaker and instructing the employees to slaughter each other by any means necessary.
The large ensemble cast is diverse and includes beloved TV faces like Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), John Gallagher Jr. (Newsroom), John C. McGinley (Scrubs), Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls), Adria Arjona (True Detective), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist), plus a lot of talent from David Dalmastian, Steven Blakeheart, Rusty Schwimmer, Melonie Diaz, Josh Brener, David Del Rio, Abraham Benrubi, Gail Bean, Joe Fria, Ben Davis, James Earl, Brent Sexton, Mikaela Hoover, Valentine Miele.
Writer and producer, James Gunn, is most known for being the deft hand behind Guardians of the Galaxy, but can’t seem to stay away from his horror roots for too long (see: Slither). Director, Greg McLean, also directed The Darkness, Wolf Creek and Rogue.
The HR Podcast was lucky enough to attend a special Alamo Drafthouse event, at which James Gunn, Greg Mclean, and seemingly the entire cast except John Gallagher, Jr, attended a Q and A following the screening.
The cast on stage for the Q and A included Tony Goldwyn and John C. McGinley. Tony Goldwyn is extremely handsome (especially considering he was born in 1960) and revealed he was drawn to the boss turned villain character in this script because of the acting challenge many intense scenes provided (including an execution sequence that is chilling). John C. McGinley is as fiesty as ever and kept the audience on our toes drawing comparisons between the tough decisions the characters are forced to make in Belko to his own brother’s experience on 9/11. Seriously.
Check out a photo montage from the #AskAlamo event: