Directed by Joe Lynch
A dangerous virus is discovered in a corporate law building, the very same firm that recently cleared an infected man on murder charges. When a quarantine is issued and the building goes on lock-down, all hell breaks loose inside. A disgruntled employee and an irate client must fight and even kill their way to the top to “have a word” with the corrupt executives who wronged them before time runs out.
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★★★½ review by René M. on Letterboxd
Hoop-Tober 4.0 entry #10:
At the beginning of MAYHEM I was really worried. It starts with a piece of the overture of Giaccomo Puccini‘s opera THE THIEVIENG MAGPIE, which has already been overused in films that put violence in a satirical context. If it starts this uninspired and also being released on the heels of a similar film that was THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, I didn‘t see much coming from it. And it took me a while to become engaged in the story and characters, but than it started to become really fun and in the end I was totally on board.
Even if director Joe Lynch and his screenwriter Matias Caruso were using a few too many tropes, they still managed to surprise and keep things fresh. It also seems more brutal than it actually is.
If you want 90 minutes of good fun, MAYHEM will do the trick.
★★★★½ review by morpheus20 on Letterboxd
Mayhem ist ein richtiger Partyfilm. Hier wird aufgrund eines Viruses munter in einem Bürogebäude ausgerastet und ungeliebte Kollegen bei Seite gebracht. Wo das Belko Experiment noch mehr auf ernste Töne setzte, wird hier das ganze sehr lustig und locker präsentiert. Das Highlight des Tages.
★★★★ review by Jenni on Letterboxd
My favorite film from the second night of thePopcorn Frights Film Festival 2017 lineup
When a virus that overrides inhibitions and impulse control hits a corporate law office, all hell breaks loose. A disgruntled employee and a woman whose is facing foreclosure team up to very literally cut through corporate red tape.
This film was incredibly cathartic for me. Fun, well paced and appropriately gory. The chemistry between the leads (STEVEN YEUN Y'ALL) felt authentic, and elevated this above similar genre films (Belko Experiment, High Rise) for me. It was just such a blast to watch, and had a sense of levity that most action thrillers are lacking.
★★★★ review by lugee on Letterboxd
Social criticism covered in a horror movie. Enjoyed this very much.
★★★½ review by Ian Loring on Letterboxd
Good fun, throwaway horror comedy stuff which knows what it is and has a good time. Will go down a storm with like minded people.
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