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Heads Get A-Splodin’ in New Teaser for ‘The Belko Experiment’

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by Charles Bramesco January 27, 2017 @ 9:53 AM
Orion Pictures
The strict dictionary definition of the word ‘new’ is as follows: “not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time.” So in the most literal sense, the trailer for The Belko Experiment that the film’s screenwriter James Gunn posted on his Facebook page last night is indeed new. It includes about fifteen seconds of fresh footage, in which Gunn’s brother Sean (so lovingly referred to as “Marty Espenscheid AKA Kraglin from Guardians AKA Kirk from Gilmore Girls AKA my idiot brother Sean” in the post) sneaks onto the roof of his office building with a couple coworkers for a quick all-natural smoke break. “Did you happen to read what you signed when you started working at this place?” he warns.

Watch the First Teaser for James Gunn’s Office Horror ‘The Belko Experiment’

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by Matthew Monagle November 27, 2016 @ 11:22 AM
Orion Pictures
I’ve always wondered why more horror films aren’t set in corporate environments. While the office remains a popular setting for comedies and the ubiquitous faux-documentary television programs, anything darker  —  such as the 2006 horror film Severance which centers on a group of coworkers in the midst of an office wilderness retreat  —  remains the exception rather than the rule. For how much hidden animosity and frustration your typical office building contains, you’d think this would be an area ripe for exploration by the right twisted storyteller.