The Sleep Experiment – Movie Review
Director: John Farrelly
Writer: John Farrelly (Screenplay)
- Barry John Kinsella (Innocent)
- Gwynne McElveen (Normal People)
- Anthony Murphy (The Canal)
- Sam McGovern
- Rob Earley (Alexander)
Plot: Two detectives begin an investigation into a disastrous secret military experiment where five prisoners were kept awake for thirty days in a sealed gas chamber.
Runtime: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Sleep Experiment starts as detectives Robert (Kinsella) and David (Murphy) start their investigation. They are interviewing Christopher (Kerrisk) a man who was involved in a secret military experiment. This takes us back to the experiment, five prisoners are locked in a sealed gas chamber, needing to keep awake for 30 days.
As the investigation continues, Christopher reveals more of what had happened during the experiment. Along with the shocking consequences of what occurred.
Verdict on The Sleep Experiment
The Sleep Experiment is a horror movie that dives into the psychological damage created by a secret experiment. It takes us through the experiment and how the candidates started to unravel their minds. As well as showing us the investigation into what has happened in the past.
The two sides of the story paint a very different perspective on what happened. Leading us down a dangerous road. We have seen secret experiment movies before and this one doesn’t seem to offer anything fresh. It does push heavily on the idea that these would have been done without consequences in the past.
On the aesthetic of the movie, we see some horrific imagery that only makes things more difficult to watch. Giving the viewer an uncomfortable viewing experience while with the candidates.
Final Thoughts – The Sleep Experiment is an uncomfortable, disturbing psychological horror.