Paul Scheuring throws away the key in new trailer for THE EXPERIMENT
Ever heard of the Milgram experiment? Back in the '60s, Yale conducted a study to determine if a moral climate could be created again where those involved felt justified in bringing in another Holocaust. In other words, if given the right environment, would people become evil? In the experiment, subjects were brought into a room where a "person of authority" pointed them to a control board and handed them a series of questions. They were told to ask a question to another subject, who was in another room within earshot. If that question was answered wrong, the subjects were told to shock the other person. As the voltage increased, the "person of authority" calmly told the subject, "The experiment requires that you continue." About 60% of the subjects continued to shock the other person until their screams turned to silence. What they didn't know was that the subjects in the other room were actors.
Paul Scheuring's straight-to-DVD thriller THE EXPERIMENT (based on 2001's DAS EXPERIMENT) is based on an experiment that shares a lot of similarities with the now infamous Milgram experiment. The film (starring Forest Whitaker and Adrien Brody) is based on the 1971 Stanford experiment where the psychological effects of being a prison guard or inmate were studied to see how the dominant/submissive dynamic played out.
Give up your belongings at the gate and check out the trailer after the break!
If you're curious about other experiments and bizarre happenings that have gone on since WWII, check out the great book Elephants on Acid by Alex Boese. It's sure to blow your hair back.
Source Hey You Guys, via Quiet Earth
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