The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ The Real Horror of 'The Stanford Prison Experiment'

Honey Buzz ~ The Real Horror of 'The Stanford Prison Experiment'


My love of "the horror of real life" movies is well-known at this point, so color me stoked on Kyle Patrick Alvarez's The Stanford Prison Experiment, a psychologic thriller/drama based on a very VERY true story...

Photo from the original SPE
In 1971, Stanford Psychology professor Phillip Zimbardo staged an experiment in which he asked students to portray both guards and prisoners in a mock correctional institution. He filmed the entire experience, which lasted only six days due to complaints from a graduate student. Why did she complain? Because many of the "guards" were going beyond the bounds of the experiment, inflicting psychological torture on the "prisoners," and forcing them to engage in self-destructive behavior, all while Zimbardo watched, but did not intervene. The SPE is now a well-known example of what happens when a scientist becomes too involved with his subject(s), and as a result, skews the results of his own experiment.

The Stanford Prison Experiment, film version
Coming to theaters July 17 via IFC films, The Stanford Prison Experiment recreates the terrifying reality of what those involved with the original study experienced. Starring Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, and Olivia Thirlby, this is one movie your Revenge Honey can't wait for.

Check out the trailer for The Stanford Prison Expermient below
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