Psychological Thriller ‘The Sleep Experiment’ Arrives on Digital and VOD

Irish psychological thriller “The Sleep Experiment” from writer-director John Farrelly makes its North American VOD debut today. The film will be available on several digital and cable platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, iNDemand, and DISH, starting November 1.

“The Sleep Experiment” is the first feature film from Farrelly, who was named Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2018 for his short “Choice.” The film stars Rob James Capel, Will Murphy, Tom Kerrisk, Barry John Kinsella, and Will Murphy. Inspired by real events, “The Sleep Experiment” is a psychological thriller that exposes the horrors of what humanity is capable of when pushed to the brink.

In it, two detectives begin an investigation into the ethics involved in the top-secret research facility, Porton Down. One particular experiment stands out to them as the most horrific, The Sleep Experiment, a scientific experiment that took place during the Cold War. The experiment consisted of five prisoners, deemed Enemies of the State, locked in a sealed gas chamber. An airborne stimulant was continually administered to keep the subjects awake for 30 consecutive days. The prisoners were falsely promised they would be freed from prison if they completed the experiment.

The Sleep Experiment movie poster
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