Mayhem (2017)

Joe Lynch directs Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving and Steven Brand in this horror comedy where a corporate office is locked down when the building is infected with a violence inducing virus.

The Belko Experiment does exactly this far better. So why waste your time on an inferior? Samara Weaving steals focus with an energetic turn and when given room to breathe Steven Yuen’s lead has shades of a young Christian Slater (but not a young Jack Nicholson… STRANGE!?). Otherwise this proves very one note, single joke. Distraction is the name of the game. With a pumping soundtrack, relentless voiceover and sledgehammer editing all poured on to cover up the fact Mayhem doesn’t have much more than a weaker take on an already perfected elsewhere spin to offer.

5

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