The Killing Room (2009)




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Four volunteers sign up for what initially appears to be a typical paid research study, only to discover that they've unwittingly become involved with a classified government program that was said to have been terminated nearly two decades ago, in this tense psychological thriller from director Jonathan Liebesman (Darkness Falls, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning). The allure of a little extra cash proving too powerful to resist, four strangers decide to partake in a paid research study. As … More

Rating: R (for violent content and language.)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Gus Krieger, Ann Peacock
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On DVD: Oct 13, 2009
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Critic Reviews for The Killing Room

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

A high-concept/low-impact twist on torture porn, The Killing Room will likely do its slaying on DVD.

Full Review… | September 1, 2009
Top Critic

Going out on a limb to say I like this one. Interesting plot, though highly unlikely...even during the Bush Administration. A fair amount of suspense as well. Paul Chambers, CNN.

Full Review… | October 20, 2009

Brutal, daring and utterly unpedictable - three qualities quite rare in movies these days.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009

Unremittingly gripping and unnerving, The Killing Room transforms a simple premise into an almost unbearably tense experience.

Full Review… | May 9, 2009
Screen International

One feels a sense of gratitude when a horror-thriller even bothers with unexpected divergences or surprises that feel relatively satisfying.

Full Review… | March 3, 2009

Full Review… | January 16, 2009

Audience Reviews for The Killing Room


I really enjoyed the concept of this movie, but the way it was executed and portrayed was just boring and uninteresting enough to make it a good movie.

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

A rather simple and poor thriller. I can't believe Clea Duvall has such a small part. Similar to quite a few films, although I wouldn't say it's like the Saw films. It's more like Cube, House of 9, The Experiment.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

A triumph from Director, Jonathan Liebesman. An intensely entertaining and utterly unpredictable edge of your seat thriller. A brilliant, taut, twisted, stylish and electrifying film. A great movie. It's a knockout. A heart-pounding, bone-chilling and relentlessly exhilarating psychological thriller that delivers pulse-racing suspense and keeps you guessing right till the explosive conclusion. It runs on fear-fuel as well as gut-wrenching terror. The cast all deliver riveting performances. Theirs some surprisingly strong work being done by Timothy Hutton, Nick Cannon and Shea Whigham. Peter Stormare gives a chilling and gripping performance. A solidly crafted film with a lot going for it. A gripping and compelling nail-biter that delivers unbelievable tension from beginning to end. This film is an awesome and works well.

Al S

Super Reviewer

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