The Killing Room

Synopsis: Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director(s): Jonathan Liebesman
Production: Phase 4 Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

You understand what we're dealing with

here is classified material?

- Yes sir.

- Good.

Miss Riley, why do you think

you were nominated for this project?

At the NSA, I specialized

in military psychology...

and was promoted to a senior position

within six months.

I am one of the youngest.

We usually don't recruit people over 25.

They're too hard to break in.

I base most of my work on

your theories and case studies.

So you have this...

unique ability to break down advanced

physiognomy and micro-expression?

Yes sir.

You are able to tell if and when

somebody is lying to you?

Yes sir.

That must be quite useful

in all walks of life.

By the way, my name is not Mr Phillips.

Is that true or false?

Your evaluation here today is pretty simple

and straightforward.

I will judge your reactions to a

selection of pre-recorded material.

That means that your own observations

are very important.

But for someone of your pedigree

I don't foresee a problem.

You still have the option

to walk out the door.


These tapes do not exist.

This room does not exist.


All Echoes, we advise, Test Group 17

in receiving with 3 males, 1 female.

Roger, Data Control, we have a

cleanup crew nearing completion.

- Control receiving.

- Go ahead, receiving...

- Control, first candidate is out.

- Roger that, receiving.

All Echoes, we advise candidate

in transit. Stand by to initiate phase 1.

Echo team standing by...

All of this happens in that room.

TOD 10:
00 hours. Initiating phase 1.

All personnel reconfirm dumping candidate.

- Roger Control, we are Oscar Mike.

- Roger data control, standing by.

Please read this over carefully

and sign right there where it's needed.

Thank you.

Oops, sorry.

Isalano, K. Female. DOB 1972.

Criminal record:

Okay, can you confirm

status as married?

- Status married confirmed.

- Confirm.


I broke it.

How many different ways

can I give you my date of birth?

- Um... excuse me...

- Yes ma'am?

- Oh no, I meant her.

- Oh, right.

I broke my pencil.

What the f*ck?

Looks like they've already

had a problem before, huh?

How is it?

Uhm,... it's a lot.

It's pretty confusing.

- Please carefully consign...

- That's alright, I've got my own.

Haines, C. Male. D.O.B. 1965.

Criminal record:
affirmative. Code 1202

Roger, Data receiving.

We have the candidate now.


you look a total pro, uh?

Well, let's just hope...

this isn't the one where they feed you

some of your shit for 3 days.

Excuse me. You'll need these.

And this...

And do remove that hood, please.

- Brody, P. Male. Criminal record: negative.

- Roger that, receiving...

Hey, you guys are "native"

or "naturalized"? What would you be?

Well, were you born here?

Were you born in this country?

- Yeah.

- So you'd be naturalized.

That's what I thought.

- What's that?

- That's what I thought.

But youre not a native of...

this country...

That's it!

Need a hand?

Yeah, you just wanna check each one of

these... right there on the bottom...

you wanna date it too...

- eh, what, what's that?

- K.I.?

No, I know.

- Isalano Kerry.

- Thank you.

- Yeah.

Observation, please.

It's hierarchy and subordination.

We simulated the Gottan experiments

in Grad. School.

We put a man and a woman,

a couple, in a room together.

And one partner acted superior,

it was almost always

an expression of contempt.

And no relationship survives contempt.

Hierarchy and subordination.

I think you will find this

project a little bit more complex.

When was this experiment conducted?

Affirmative, received all candidates' input.

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