Underrated Horror Movie of the Month: THE BELKO EXPERIMENT


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Hello, horror lovers! Welcome to another edition of Underrated Horror Movie of the Month. If you are new to the column, I will rapidly explain. On the second and fourth Friday of each month, I speak about a horror movie that I feel is underrated and underloved. The featured films can come from any subgenre and any time-frame. Today, I am talking concerning the 2017 film The Belko Experiment. Stick around to see why I assume this movie rocks.

About The Belko Experiment

What occurs when your office job is definitely a psychotic social experiment? Some of the workers at Belko are about to search out out. The office building, located in an isolated space of Bogotá, Colombia, is about to turn out to be a killing ground. 

On what starts as a mean morning, staff arrive on the office to start their day. Oddly, not certainly one of the native staff are at work. Before the day has an opportunity to start, an ominous voice comes over the intercom with a stunning message. The powers that be count on the office workers to kill one another in specific numbers. If they don’t, The Voice guarantees dire consequences. The solely query that remains is whether or not or not to kill or be killed.

RELATED: Movie Review: The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment stars John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C McGinley, Melonie Diaz and Sean Gunn. James Gunn wrote the screenplay, and Greg McLean directed.


This film has a 55 % Tomatometer Score and a 40 % Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.

My Thoughts

I have to start out by saying that if you get pleasure from stories similar to The Purge, The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies, you’ll get pleasure from The Belko Experiment. Essentially, this movie is a battle royale with an abundance of social commentary. Can anyone definitively say how they’d react if put in a situation the place you must select between your life and the lives of others? Each character reacts in a different and equally sensible means.

The story begins incredibly sturdy. There is no time wasted in getting proper to the motion. It does begin to lag a bit after the halfway mark, but the ending is stellar. It is difficult to discuss the story in depth with out giving a plethora of spoilers, so it will suffice to say that it is intriguing and strikes at a decent rate.

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For essentially the most half, the appearing in The Belko Experiment is spectacular. Sadly, the character improvement just isn’t as fleshed out as I would prefer, however that isn’t on the actors. They do an exemplary job of bringing the completely too human facets of every character to life. Plus, let’s face it, anytime Sean Gunn graces the screen, it’s bound to be an excellent time.

For the lovers of gory horror, it is a movie you need in your life. To say this movie is a blood tub can be an egregious understatement. From the second The Voice first echoes by way of the intercom until the credits roll, the graphic scenes are consistent. I just like the shock worth of the gory scenes, and my major criticism is that a few of the ones in this specific film turn into repetitive and therefore lose a variety of the shock issue.

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Part of what makes wonderful gore in a horror film is the consequences group. In my opinion, The Belko Experiment is on the identical level as Saw by way of the bloody results. The spurts, gushes and sprays are all moderately realistic and the anger-fueled attacks are simply excessive sufficient.

Final Thoughts

If you enjoy battle royale and human reaction stories, you’ll inevitably like this film. It is a enjoyable gore fest that is simple to overlook amid the 1000’s of other horror films.

There you’ve it horror followers, one other underrated horror is in the books! Be certain to return again for the subsequent version of Underrated Horror Movie of the Month to see which film will be featured subsequent.

Have you seen The Belko Experiment? Check out the trailer below and then tell us your thoughts in the comments! Also, be certain to let me know which film you assume I should feature next.

Until next time, keep spooky!

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Becca Stalnaker

Becca is usually found in her pure habitat; immersed in a fictional world with plenty of snacks! The horror goblin occasionally surfaces to refill her coffee cup and grumble at people.

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