I can hardly count how many movies I have said were my “best Midnight Madness experience ever” at this point. But if there is a film that fits the bill of quality, gore, fear and sheer madness that works so well with the live tiff Midnight crown, it’s The Belko Experiment.
I went into this one like “oh, cute, the guy from The Newsroom is in it.” The world building is so strong, that a quick opening montage and you are right on board with this spooky corporate allegory and you know this will be far from “cute.”
Americans are recruited to work at a cushy office in Colombia. Over the top security is justified by the dangerous area and workers are treated to the cliche office of their dreams. When the building locks down and a mysterious voice floods the intercoms demanding employees participate in a bloody game, the foreseeable chaos ensues.
This Battle Royale meets Office Space take isn’t the only one of its kind, but it is no doubt the most successful. It is the absolute best blend of gore and fear, completely balanced to keep it a legit thriller despite the splashing blood. It also prompted me to update my zombie contingency plan for the office. My monitor riser makes an amazing shield.
Great if you liked: Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, Mom and Dad, Shaun of the Dead, Mayhem, The Final Girls