Watch: First Full Trailer for 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' Movie

June 13, 2015
Source: YouTube

The Stanford Prison Experiment

"Under no circumstances whatsoever are you to physically assault the prisoners in any way." IFC Films has debuted the trailer for The Stanford Prison Experiment, an adaptation of the seminal psychological experiment conducted in the early 70s. The movie tries to replicate and tell the full story without holding back. The impressive ensemble cast includes: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Thomas Mann, Keir Gilchrist, Johnny Simmons & Olivia Thirlby. All of them give great performances, which is what makes this such a great film to watch. It truly is so unsettling and disturbing at times you forget you're watching a movie, and just hope everyone makes it out okay. Give this trailer a look.

Here's the trailer for Kyle Patrick Alvarez's The Stanford Prison Experiment, found on YouTube:

Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building. Based on the real-life version of The Stanford Prison Experiment, devised and run by Dr. Philip Zimbardo in 1971. The film is directed by filmmaker Kyle Patrick Alvarez (of Easier with Practice, C.O.G.), from a screenplay by Tim Talbott. It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. IFC Films will release The Stanford Prison Experiment in select theaters starting July 17th this summer. Read my review.

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Hi! A german here... 🙂 Are you aware that there is a german version of this? Brilliant film simply called "the experiment"...from 2001!!!! just sayin'...

Stefan Kuhlmann on Jun 13, 2015


This looks good. I will definitely be seeing this one.

timnimbus on Jun 13, 2015


This movie has essentially already been made twice, as "Das Experiment" and the English version "The Experiment", both of which are very good. I suppose this has merit as a specific retelling (DE and TE were "inspired" tales), though it feels unnecessary given the films that came before.

uberllama on Jun 13, 2015


Considering we're still building more prisons than schools... I'm all for bringing this to the attention of everyone in the country.

Nick Sears on Jun 13, 2015


As long as they keep inventing crimes and the dollars keep rolling in, they'll keep building the prisons. It's quite scary to think about what will happen in them when they stop making money.

Carpola on Jun 13, 2015


Scary perspective, indeed ...

shiboleth on Jun 16, 2015


Yes totally redundant movie because das experiment was pretty good....

ari smulders on Jun 13, 2015


You forgot the main thing: Americans must have their version. Although, at some point, I might watch it for comparison ...

shiboleth on Jun 15, 2015


Americans already have their version, he said it.

steve on Jun 16, 2015


I read literally 'English' version as a British version. So, I was wrong, you are right. I checked it, Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker were in. So, I was overhasty about it. My bad, man, my mad ...

shiboleth on Jun 16, 2015


When you understand that all people are shit, this is not a shock.

Brian Sleider on Jun 13, 2015



Jorrell Mcdaniel on Jun 13, 2015


Im not sure what you were meaning to imply.

Brian Sleider on Jun 14, 2015


Looks good. 10/10 to the trailer, will watch it for sure.

Pikachu on Jun 13, 2015


This is a "Must Watch" for me!

Drived on Jun 14, 2015


It is on record that one of the "guard" students had recently watched COOL HAND LUKE and modeled his behavior in the experiment on the guards from that movie. One bad apple can indeed spoil the bunch.

DAVIDPD on Jun 14, 2015



maingee on Jun 15, 2015


I would like to say that I really enjoyed this full trailer and I loved a lot of the elements within it. When I was in high school, I did a research paper based on this study and to see it come to life is exquisite. I felt a lot of great emotions when seeing this. For me, it came off powerful, thrilling, electrifying and highly intensifying. I look forward to seeing more!

Jesse on Jun 15, 2015


why full trailer? have you ever seen a trailer that is incomplete?

dr pepper on Jun 15, 2015


because there's such thing as "teaser" trailers. this is not one, so therefor it's called a "full" trailer.

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Shirley5454 on Jun 16, 2015


this has already been made with Forest Whitaker

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