The Belko Experiment shows psychological horrors

Rebecca Case, Features Editor


Viewers of The Belko Experiment will find themselves leaving the theater confused, unsettled, a little angry, and with the odd feeling that they actually enjoyed it.

In The Belko Experiment, co-workers in an office in Bogotá, Columbia, are locked in and forced to participate in a deadly game that tests human nature when an unknown voice over the intercom orders them to kill two of their co-workers or more will be killed.

The movie depicts many gory, detailed scenes as more and more colleagues turn on each other. However, many of these intense moments end up being uncomfortable and awkwardly laughable as they are paired with a poorly timed soundtrack. The ill-suited songs are off-putting and leave the audience perplexed.

Inexplicably, this is what makes the movie unique and interesting. The movie is worth the watch if only to witness the juxtaposition of offbeat, poorly timed instances of awkward humor combined with graphic violence.

The film still maintains an urgent, chilling atmosphere as it experiments with various aspects of the dark side of human nature.

Overall, the diverse assortment of emotions felt during and after the film makes it a unique, thrilling movie that audiences will either want more of or nothing to do with it. The Belko Experiment is definitely not for everyone, but it has potential to appeal to people who appreciate unconventional, bizarre movies with a horrifying twist.