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Watch: ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ Trailer Tests Human Capacity for Evil

Watch: 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' Trailer Tests Human Capacity for Evil

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From director Kyle Patrick Alvarez (“C.O.G.”), “The Stanford Prison Experiment” promises to reenact the horrifying 1971 project that put innocent students behind bars and their untrained peers in control of them as guards. Led by Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the infamous psychology experiment had unintentionally detrimental results as the students embodied their roles as guards and became increasingly violent.

The film, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, appears to be just as chilling and intense as the experiment itself. The unsettling trailer — filled with all of the scary signs that made the science that justified the project seem dubious at best — is sure to make you quite uneasy. The ensemble includes Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Thirlby and Michael Angarano. 

“The Stanford Prison Experiment” opens in theaters July 17.

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